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Sec. Gina Lopez visits ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya

Ana Junio
August 30, 2016

An emotional Environment Secretary wowed the employees of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc when she recently visited the office.

High-spirited employees cheered, uttered good wishes and even cried tears of joy with the DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. The whole meet and greet lasted for just half an hour but for the employees, it is more than enough to spend quality time with the former good Chairman of the foundation. 

Some of ALKFI’s employees and managers shared their sweet messages and thoughts for Sec. Lopez. Here goes:

“GL is the heart and soul of the foundation.  This is her home and it was very emotional to see her and feel her love for the people and for what the foundation stands for.” – Susan Afan, Managing Director

“Excited ako na kinilabutan nang muli kong makita si Ma'am Gina. Para akong namangha at nag-isip kasi hindi ko akalain na darating sa punto na siya ang magigiging DENR Secretary. Higit sa lahat ako ay napaluha dahil sa saya! Sa wakas magkakaroon na ng tagapagtanggol ang Inang Kalikasan dahil dumating na ang may malawak na kaalaman, kakayahan at higit sa lahat ay may ginintuang puso para sa kalikasan.” – Lucidel Maligaso, Integrated Communications

“Na-feel ko masaya kasi nakita ko sa personal  ang sagot sa problema ng mga Pilipino – isang totoong taong lalaban at magbibigay proteksyon sa kalikasan ng Pilipinas sa katauhan ni Ms. Gina Lopez!” –Arnold Sony, Treasury Department

“Mixed emotions – Happy because she visited us despite her hectic schedule; Proud – because she has been our boss for a long time and now she is the DENR secretary and; Sad, because we won't be seeing her more often now. I will miss her asking me, ‘How are you, Ann?’...” – Ann Trinidad, Bantay Bata 163 Medical Unit

“GL's magic is like the Pokemon Fever.... Contagious... We can never deny that GL has this effect to the people of the Foundation... ALKFI’s ambience suddenly lit up when GL visited us again after several weeks...GL has always made us feel loved. She is truly sincere. She is a selfless woman, a true advocate of service and a genuine protector of God's creation.” – Wilma De Lara, Central Marketing Unit

Of more than two decades of being under the helm of Gina Lopez, the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. has accomplished tasks which for many, were impossible. Among the successes of the foundation under Gina Lopez’s leadership are the creation of the only 3-digit hotline for the abused children – the Bantay Bata 163; creation of a watershed management model also known as the Save the La Mesa Watershed Project; a community-based sustainable tourism already applied in 13 provinces all over the country; the rehabilitation of the Pasig River through cleaning its smaller tributaries (Bantay Kalikasan) and; a community development strategy to aid the victims of calamities (Sagip Kapamilya).

For photos of Sec. Gina Lopez’s visit in ALKFI, click this link:

To view the video tribute to Sec. Gina Lopez, click this link: