An excellent article about Miss Gina Lopez and her crusade for Philippine environment and its protection.
A bypass is not a knockout. In the case of a human being, a bypass can save a beating heart.
In this case, the human being was Gina Lopez. The bypass was saving her heart beating for the Philippine environment – and for the Filipino poor she is convinced the environment should serve.
The bypass in the Commission on Appointments showed that she is not a lawyer, nor a mining engineer. It showed that she had never entered the technical world of the geodetic scholars from UP. It showed that her heart does not beat to the rhythms of those who invest big in the stock market, and certainly not of those foreigners who dazzle the economists with their billions, then exploit and devastate the Philippine environment.
The bypass in the Commission on Appointments allowed that heart to continue beating as it did before she was appointed to the DENR…
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