Gov’t officials mourn the passing of former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez

Gov’t officials mourn the passing of former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez

- Government officials shared their thoughts over the passing of Gina Lopez

- Sen. Bong Go called Lopez a “fearless advocate” and “tireless philanthropist”

- Meanwhile, Sen. Risa Hontiveros commended Lopez’s legacy

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Government officials have shared their thoughts over the passing of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez.

KAMI learned that some senators commended the legacy and service of Lopez to the Filipinos.

Through a tweet, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros called Lopez as a “fighter.”

“Gina fought with everything she had against big polluter,” Hontiveros wrote on Twitter.

In a report by the CNN Philippines, a former aide and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go referred to Lopez as a “fearless advocate” and a “tireless philanthropist.”

Senator Ralph Recto said that the best way to honor Lopez is to practice the values and lessons she left behind.

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. shared that she knew Lopez as a “headstrong teenager.”

Senator Richard Gordon also shared that he was sad to learn the passing of “a staunch advocate of significant and meaningful causes for the country.”

Former Senator JV Ejercito said that he will never forget the courage of Lopez.

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In a previous report by KAMI, Lopez passed away on Monday at the age of 65 after suffering from brain cancer and multiple organ failure.

Regina “Gina” Lopez was a known environment activist. In 2016, she was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the DENR secretary.

She was also the long-time chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. and founded the Bantay Bata 163.

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