It’s a sad day for the Filipinos as news about the death of Gina Lopez takes the internet by storm. Known as an environmentalist and philanthropist, Lopez was a former chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Reports indicate that Lopez died due to multiple organ failure on Monday, August 19. After years of battling brain cancer, the country’s Earth warrior has fallen. Although she is gone, she did not only leave good memories, but she left valuable legacies for the Filipinos as a result of her insurmountable efforts.
Filipinos mourn Lopez’s death
Families and well-known personalities expressed their grief for Lopez’s passing. Many went to social media to share their fond memories of the former secretary. Netizens also shared their sorrow for the loss of a kind-hearted person who was the epitome of women empowerment.
Senator Sonny Angara said that Lopez is “one-person green warrior” and that she “did not preach what she did not practice,” ABS-CBN News reported. Meanwhile, Senator Francis Pangilinan remembers Lopez as “a fighter whose legacy will be remembered by many.”