ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) commemorate the first death anniversary of Gina Lopez (GL) with a monthlong celebration of her legacy which will be showcased on their cable TV programs and digital platforms.
“The encompassing message of Gina’s life and works is about love—love for children, love for the environment and love for country and humankind. Hence, the theme of this monthlong celebration is ‘Genuine Love Forever,’” said Susan Afan, managing director of AFI.
On iWant on the remaining Sundays of August, “G Diaries” will showcase a compilation of memorable stories and video clips with GL when she was hosting the program from 2017 to 2019.
The Healing Eucharist will stream on iWant.ph a live mass celebration dedicated to GL on August 19, the exact date of her death anniversary.
“ASAP Natin ‘To” will showcase a tribute to the former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through music and book readings on August 30. This will be streamed live on iWant and YouTube and on the Facebook pages of ABSCBN.
The celebration will be capped by the launch of the book, “I Am Gina,” written by Jenie Chan. The book reveals many untold stories of GL’s life as a missionary in Africa and India, and her struggles and victories when she implemented landmark humanitarian programs in the Philippines.
“There’s just so much love going around and it’s because of love, she put up Bantay Bata 163, Bantay Kalikasan, Bantay Usok and the I Love Foundation,” said Ernie Lopez, GL’s younger brother who now hosts “G Diaries.”
“She loves the environment so much. She does. But the reason she loves the environment is because of what it can do for us, what it can do for our country. She loves people and she loves the environment because of what it can do for people.”