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ABS-CBN Foundation commemorates Gina Lopez’s second death anniversary

Sunshine Yu
August 16, 2021

Genuine Love Lives On in #RememberingGina

The ABS-CBN Foundation is celebrating the life and work of its founder and leader Gina Lopez on the occasion of her second death anniversary. The Foundation remembers Gina and how her “Genuine Love lives on.”

A special mass to commemorate Gina Lopez will be on Kapamilya Daily Mass on Aug. 19, at 6:00 p.m., 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 p.m. on the same channels.

Special retrospective episodes will also air on “Kapamilya Konek,” on Teleradyo on Aug. 17, and on the advocacy show Lopez started, “G Diaries,” airing on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live on Aug. 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 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.

Lopez 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, Lopez 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.

Lopez (born Dec. 27, 1953) succumbed to a battle with cancer on August 19, 2019.

For more information and updates, follow ABS-CBN Foundation on Facebook (facebook.com/ABSCBNFoundationInc), or visit www.abs-cbnfoundation.com.


About ABS-CBN Foundation

ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. is a committed advocate for public service in strategic sectors of Philippine society.    It aims to awaken hope in the Filipino through implementing projects via multi-sectoral partnerships in the spirit of Bayanihan. These are in child care and protection, education, environment, disaster management and community development.

ABS-CBN Foundation is the social responsibility arm of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, one of Asia’s biggest media conglomerates. The Foundation also draws on this relationship to tap into the creativity and reach of media for its various programs. ABS-CBN Foundation is accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is granted the status of Donee Institution by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Foundation also has a license to operate from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).