Gina Lopez accepts Duterte's offer to lead DENR

Television foundation head and environment advocate Gina Lopez on Tuesday accepted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's offer to lead the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Lopez said the first thing she'll do once she assumes office is to clean up the ranks. She explained that it's not possible to operate properly if there's corruption.

Lopez said she plans to gather environmental agencies and advocates so that they could work together.

She said she will make sure mining companies and sites will follow regulations.