ABS-CBN marks first death anniversary of Gina Lopez


    ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Foundation commemorate the first death anniversary of Gina Lopez with a month-long celebration of her legacy, to be showcased on cable TV programs and digital platforms.

    The celebration will be capped by the launch of the book, “I Am Gina,” written by Jenie Chan. The book reveals many untold stories of her life as a missionary in Africa and India, and her struggles and victories when she implemented landmark humanitarian programs in the Philippines.

    An environmentalist and philanthropist, Gina Lopez served the Philippine government as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She was the managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation who pioneered important projects in the Philippines like Educational Television (ETV), Bantay Bata 163, the reforestation of the La Mesa Watershed, and the cleanup of the Pasig River.

    Sunday Variety show, “ASAP,” will showcase a tribute for Gina Lopez on August 30.

    On August 16, 23, and 30, “G Diaries” on iWant will showcase a compilation of stories and clips with Lopez when she was hosting the program in 2017 to 2019.

    “There’s just so much love going around and it’s because of love, she put up Bantay Bata 163, Bantay Kalikasan, Bantay Usok, and the I Love Foundation,” said Ernie Lopez, Gina’s younger brother who is now the host of “G Diaries.”

    The Healing Eucharist will stream on iWant.ph, a live mass celebration dedicated to Lopez on August 19, the exact date of her death anniversary.