The lady is simply an anti-mining ideologue who accidentally landed a top environment post in government and was un-accidentally removed by virtue of Commission on Appointment (CA) rejection.
Perhaps her most recent, angstful statement was her threat to Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Director Mario Luis Jacinto.
“Louie, I forgive you, but if you allow any irresponsible mine, I will personally shoot you. You don’t allow any suffering, do you understand?” Lopez told Jacinto during her last message to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials on Wednesday, May 10.
Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don’t allow irresponsible mining or ‘I’ll shoot you’ (Rappler, May 11, 2017).
Deep and violent angst, I would say. Publicly announcing that she intends to shoot someone she does not like because only her own definition of what is responsible or not responsible mining is the correct one.
See other news reports here, published on May 15-17, 2017.
Her repeated argument with DOF Sec. Dominguez should be one of the reasons why even PDu30 dropped her. Between her and Sec. Dominguez, PDu30’s choice is very clear, very obvious.
I think her plan is to continue her relatively high media profile even if she has been rejected (or “ousted”) by the CA, so she keeps the antics and drama… until 2019 elections. And possibly run for the Senate. Perhaps she has a chance to land in the top 12 Senatorial candidates because her forte is political antics and environmental drama/emotionalism, and many voters like that. Let’s see in the coming months and years.