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PH eagles’ keepers called heroes of vanishing breed

GOING A-COURTING Mindanao, a 13-year-old male Philippine eagle, and his keeper, Mario Entrolizo, go through a courtship ritual at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. The ritual is unique to the monogamous species. Hatched in 2011, Mindanao considers his keeper his mate who is the only person who can deliver sperm samples for the center’s artificial insemination program. Its wing span of 7 ft is broadest in the world. LYN RILLON

Unlike men, Philippine eagles are monogamous.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Find endangered eagle’s killer, officials ordered

Ramon Paje (2)

Environment authorities in Davao City have been ordered to track down whoever is responsible for shooting dead a Philippine eagle outside a protected area on Mt. Apo, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippine hawk eagle shot dead in Albay

LULLABY IN BIRDLAND This white and fluffy Pinsker’s hawk-eagle chick is the first of its species bred and hatched in captivity at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao City. Its sex will be known only within the next five years. It’s classified “valuable” because its small population is rapidly decreasing. Superimposed at right is its mother hawk-eagle who goes by the code name FAMSG captured in Maguindanao.  Photo courtesy of Philippine Eagle Foundation

A juvenile Philippine hawk eagle was shot by a still unidentified gunman in a forest in Sto. Domingo town in Albay and died later despite efforts of environment experts to revive it.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Mingan now protected home of PH eagle

Mount Mingan, which this town shares with the municipalities of San Luis in Nueva Ecija province and Dingalan in Aurora province, has been declared a protected sanctuary for “Gab-e,” or the Philippine Eagle.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philippine eagle population on the rise but species still in danger


There’s a lot to celebrate during the 16th Philippine Eagle Week, which begins Wednesday, as wildlife authorities find more and more evidence that the numbers of the critically endangered national symbol are recovering.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »