(UPDATE) DAVAO CITY, Philippines–Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday offered the Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR) post to ABS-CBN’s Gina Lopez.
“I offered the position of the DENR to Miss Gina Lopez,” Duterte said in a video sent to reporters.
Lopez and the incoming president met at the presidential guest house here.
Lopez said she is seriously considering the post but has yet to decide on it.
“I am honored with the trust given… I will seriously, seriously consider it,” she said.
Lopez is chair of the ABS-CBN Foundation and is known for his anti-mining advocacies.
Duterte has earlier offered the DENR post to the Left.
Lopez is the daughter of the late media tycoon Eugenio Lopez Sr. She was one of the vocal supporters of Duterte during the campaign period. She has been known as an active advocate for the environment.
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