The invitation given to Gina Lopez was announced by Mayor Duterte himself in a one-minute video message sent to the media on Monday.
The 71-year-old outgoing Mayor of Davao City was quoted as saying "I offered the position of DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) secretary to Ms. Gina Lopez,” the incoming president said.
In the said video, Gina Lopez was also present and said that she would consider the offer of the country's next president. She was quoted saying "I am honored with the trust given (to me)… I will seriously, seriously consider it,” she said.
“I want to say that whether I’m in DENR or not, I will give my 100 percent support to this very good man whom I think will be the best president the country will ever have.”
Ms. Gina Lopez is the chairman of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. She is also an environment advocate who has launched a petition to stop the mining in Palawan. During the campaign period Mayor Duterte promised to stop the illegal mining operations in the country once he will be elected as President.
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