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Official Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez

August 19, 2019

Today, we all lost a dear, good friend. Gina championed the protection of the environment. She was passionate, courageous and she knew what her purpose was. She lived a life dedicated to saving and preserving the environment for the younger generations. She treaded the paths most will unlikely take.

One of the many things that I admire most about Gina was her humility. Despite all the blessings, she remained humble all through her life and embodied life dedicated to service.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Lopez family, for losing a beloved family member and a treasured friend. However, Gina will always be remembered for her passion, her fire, her heart, her dedication. Today, we earned a hero.