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Gretchen Ho Pays Tribute to Gina Lopez

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Working with Gina Lopez, Gretchen Ho is deeply saddened on losing a “vocal leader that managed to back up her words with real, gritty, relentless, and hard work.”

As the news came out that the former DENR Secretary and ABS-CBN Foundation Head passed away at 65 last Monday due to multiple organ failure, Ho took to Twitter to pay her respects to the woman she looked up to.

“What a loss we’ve had today. My heart breaks knowing the World has lost one great soul. We will miss you. You have left an indelible mark. Your #GSquad won’t forget.I know you are flying right now in Heaven 🙂 #MaramingSalamatGinaLopez,” said the volleybelle-turned-TV host on her Instagram account.

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I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. She would always sing at the end of a meeting, speech or presscon. Her passion never fails to reverberate around the room. I was lucky enough to have had the privilege of working with her on @GDiariesPH & also hosted several of her events. I remember always being amazed at how much of a DOER she was. More than being a vocal leader, she managed to back up her words with real, gritty, relentless, hard work. I know, because I’ve been to the Lingkod Kapamilya & Bantay Kalikasan communities myself. I’ve seen how they’ve managed to turn places unnoticed into prime tourist destinations. I’ve seen lives changed, communities empowered and Mother Earth breathing a little bit better. What a loss we’ve had today. My heart breaks knowing the World has lost one great soul. We will miss you. You have left an indelible mark. Your #GSquad won’t forget. I know you are flying right now in Heaven 🙂 #MaramingSalamatGinaLopez

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