President-elect Rodrigo Duterte finally revealed the newest addition to his cabinet members. He had chosen Gina Lopez as the secretary for Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). She is the daughter of the late ABS-CBN Chairman, Eugenio Lopez Jr. She is currently the chairperson of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation where their main goals are to clean the Pasig River and it supports the eco-tourism in our country.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte Chosen Gina Lopez as The New DENR Secretary
She was previously appointed by President Aquino last 2010 as a chairperson for Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PPRC). She is also known as an advocate of anti-mining especially the power plants that uses coals and opposes the coal mining at Semirara Island in Antique. Duterte and Lopez met in presidential guest house last June 20 at Davao City around 5:23 pm then the president-elect declared Gina as the new secretary for the environment organization at 6:23 pm through a video released by Radio TV Malacanang (RTVM). Lopez thanked the incoming president for his trust and she will seriously consider the proposal.

She also revealed that even though she won’t have any position from the Duterte administration, she will still support them because she thinks that Duterte is a good man and he will be the best president for our country.

Duterte Named 3 New Members of his Cabinet

Many supporters of Duterte were surprised that he chose Lopez instead of choosing someone from the leftist group who supported him throughout his election campaign. He also promise before that he will choose the DENR secretary where Carlos Isagani Zarate of Bayan Muna was the top choice by the leftist group.

The other government organizations were for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) , Department of Labor and Employment (DENR) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) so, their surely will be someone from the group who will lead the remaining slots.

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