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Gina Lopez talks showbiz, hosts weekly TV program

AFTER her stint in the government, former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks showbiz as she hosts her weekly program on ABS-CBN dubbed “G Diaries.”

During her guest appearance on “Tonight With Boy Abunda,” Lopez gamely answered showbiz questions during the Fast Talk portion of the popular late-night program.

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Asked about her favorite star, Lopez initially referred to Abunda. Then later on she said it’s Angel Locsin. “I haven’t met her but I heard she’s a beautiful person.”

For her, the sexiest man in the Philippines is actor Piolo Pascual.

“He’s also mabait, eh. He’s a good person. He’s good in and out,” said Lopez, whose television show “G Diaries” is aired every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

When asked if she’s sexy, Lopez answered: “A little.”

She considers her greatest achievement as “being true.”

Lopez also dedicates her favorite song “I Believe I Can Fly” to all Filipinos.

“That’s a song for Filipinos. Because we are so colonized and we think we’re small. But if you feel small, think small, dream small, you will do small. We should not feel small. We should feel we can fly,” said the former managing director of ABS CBN Foundation.

Lopez described President Rodrigo Duterte as “genuine” as she revealed “sleep” as her ultimate beauty secret.

Abunda asked Lopez where she got her passion for the environment.

“It has increased many many times and actually it comes from meditation. Because when you meditate, you go inside.

You’re quiet. And when you make the mind still, you can feel more.

“Mas ma-pi feel mo ‘yung tao, you feel the suffering more. And if you feel people you can’t not feel the environment because it goes together,” she said.

Asked what she has become after her stint in the government, Lopez said that she stayed true.

“When President Duterte offered me the job, na feel ko ‘yung puso ng bansa. And I get that if I could stay true, baka pwede.”

In May, Lopez failed to get the nod of the 24-member appointments body following three confirmation hearings conducted by its committee on environment and natural resources.