The ABS-CBN Foundation is celebrating the life and work of its founder and leader Gina Lopez, and how her “Genuine Love” lives on, on the occasion of her second death anniversary this August.
Special retrospective episodes will air on “Kapamilya Konek” on Teleradyo on August 17, and on the advocacy show that Gina started, “G Diaries,” airing on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live on August 22 and 29.
The retrospectives are themed “Remembering Gina: Pag-alaala at Pagpapatuloy,” touching on her legacy of transformation and love—love for countrymen, the environment, and for all humankind.
Online tributes have also been ongoing with the #RememberingGina hashtag, featuring the philanthropist and humanitarian, as documented in the I Am Gina Lopez book and through the eyes of those whose lives she touched.
Gina began the Foundation’s core programs, most notably Bantay Bata 163 and Bantay Kalikasan, geared towards children’s welfare and environment protection, respectively. The Foundation’s other programs, including in disaster relief and rehabilitation, education, and community empowerment, are all inspired by her values and mission.
In 2016, she was appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, during which she was able to close destructive mining operations and to put a stop to open pit mining.
Gina, who was born on December 27, 1953, succumbed to a battle with cancer on August 19, 2019. A special Mass to commemorate her will be on Kapamilya Daily Mass on August 19 at 6 pm, which will be streamed live on ABS-CBN Facebook page (facebook.com/ABSCBNnetwork), ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel (youtube.com/ABSCBNEntertainment) and on the ABS-CBN Foundation official Facebook page (facebook.com/ABSCBNFoundationInc).
A tribute to Gina Lopez will precede the Mass at 5:30 pm on the same channels.
For more information and updates, follow ABS-CBN Foundation on Facebook (facebook.com/ABSCBNFoundationInc), or visit www.abs-cbnfoundation.com.