On Monday the world lost a heartful lady who served many needy people around the world. Gina Lopez, the mundane environmental activist died on Monday at the age of Sixty- Five. Her death, from multiple organ failure, was confirmed by the ABS-CBN Foundation, a social development group in which she used to chair. Lopez was earlier diagnosed with brain cancer. She died of multiple organ failure related to the disease at Makati Medical center.
Gina took her first breath on the 27th of December in the year 1953 in Regina Paz La’O Lopez. She was the daughter of ABS-CBN Chairman Emeritus Eugenio Lopez Jr. of Iloilo and Conchita La’O of Manila. Other than her, they have six other children too ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez lll.
Gina studied from Assumption College and Newton College of the Sacred Heart in Boston and completed i.e. had a master’s degree from the Asian Institute of Management in Development Management.
Gina as soon as her education completed she left her privileged life in Manila and became a Yoga missionary for twenty years, during which she spent her time in Portugal, India, and Africa. She became an Ananda Marga yoga missionary who taught yoga and ran pre-primary schools and children’s homes for the underprivileged.
Gina was the Filipino Enviornmetlist and philanthropist who served as the chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission. She also served the country as the Secretary of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources on an ad interim basis under President Rodrigo Duterte. And she was also a yoga missionary and a pioneer for corporate social responsibility.
Gina named many awards after her like United Nations grand awardee for excellence for the Bantay Bata 163, International public relations award of excellence for the environment, Outstanding Manilans Award for the Environment and many more proving that she really worked seriously and dedicatedly. She was portrayed by Paula Peralejo in the 1995 film ‘Eskapo.’