Paalam Gina Lopez
Nabalita na noong nakaraang linggo ang pagkamatay ng chairman ng ABS-CBN Foundation na si Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez. Pero, agad nga `yong itinanggi ng mga kinauukulan. At kahapon nga, tuluyan nang namaalam ang isa sa mga haligi ng ABS-CBN.
Ilang buwan pa lang ang nakalilipas nung huli naming makaharap si Ms.
Lopez, at `yon ay sa presscon ng kanyang proyekto na may kinalaman sa pag-aalaga ng kalikasan.
Nung mga oras na `yon, masiglang-masigla at masaya siyang nagkukuwento sa kanyang proyekto.
Anyway, narito ang pahayag ng ABS-CBN sa pagpanaw ni Ms. Gina Lopez:
“The whole ABS-CBN family profoundly mourns the passing of Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez, chairman of ABS-CBN Foundation.
“With Gina’s passing, we lost a fervent advocate of children’s rights and protection, a passionate proponent of sustainable livelihood among the underprivileged, and an unswerving champion for environment preservation.
“Her tireless commitment to these advocacies gave birth to Bantay Bata 163, Bantay Kalikasan, and other programs under ABS-CBN Foundation. Before serving as Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission chairperson and as Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary, she also pushed for numerous campaigns and projects, including Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig, No To Mining in Palawan, the reforestation of the La Mesa Watershed, and the TV program “G Diaries” – all of which made a lasting impact on communities.
“Gina was the pillar of strength that pushed AFI to achieve what seemed to be impossible. Her caring heart and selfless kind of love inspired people within and beyond the organization to help and serve others.
“While we mourn with Gina’s family and loved ones, we also pray that her legacy continues to live on in the heart of every Kapamilya she had touched in her lifetime.
“We will never forget her and will continue to honor her remarkable contributions not only to ABS-CBN, but the entire nation.
“Thank you Gina, for showing us how it is to live in the service of the Filipino.”
Paalam, at salamat, Ms. Gina Lopez.