Gina Lopez

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Gina Lopez in 2016

Regina Paz "Gina" La'O López (December 27, 1953 – August 19, 2019) was a Filipino environmentalist, politician and philanthropist. She was Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under President Rodrigo Duterte from June 2016 through May 2017.[1][2] She was the Chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission from August 2010 until her death in August 2019 during the Benigno Aquino III and Duterte presidencies. Lopez was born in Manila.

Lopez died of multiple organ failure caused by brain cancer at a hospital in Makati on August 19, 2019 at the age of 65.[3]

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  1. "Gina Lopez accepts Duterte's DENR offer". ABS-CBN News. June 21, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  2. "CA Plenary Rejects Gina Lopez' Appointment as Environment Secretary". Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  3. Cordero, Ted (August 19, 2019). "Ex-DENR chief Gina Lopez dies at 65". GMA News Online. GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2019.