Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (right) welcomes officials from the United States Embassy Lynne B. Gadkowski, Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs and Richard A. Bakewell of the Economic Section during a courtesy call on Tuesday at the DENR office in Quezon City. Lopez invited the embassy officials to work with the DENR in its programs, particularly forestry and entrepreneurship, through the area development approach in its 29 identified priority sites. Also in photo is DENR OIC Undersecretary for Field Operations Philip G. Camara (left). ###