Just in time for the celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day, Globe Business and Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) join together for an environmental consciousness and firing up the spirit of national pride by setting free our national symbol, Pamana, Philippine eagle, to its natural habitat in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental.
Pamana was rescued in 2012 in Iligan City and turned over to PEF after suffering two gunshot wounds; one on its left breast and another on its left wing. Pamana was immediately brought to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City where it was treated until full recovery for three years.
According to PEF, the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is listed in the International Union Conservation of Nature as “critically endangered,” or facing severe habitat loss, an extreme fluctuating population, and the possibility of future generations not seeing them in the wild. With a conservative estimate of only about 1,000 individual eagles remaining, the Philippine Eagle faces continued threats of shooting, hunting, trapping, and deforestation that further threaten its dwindling population.
The enterprise ICT arm of Globe Business and PEF will reintroduce Pamana to its new habitat on June 12, 2015.
This event will be a celebration of a successful tie-up between business entity and non-government organization working together for the protection of conservation of the country’s natural resources.
“As an ecologically-responsible company, we take pride in finding opportunities to show our genuine care for the Philippine environment as well as the creatures which thrive within them, such as our collaboration with PEF. As Pamana takes flight on the most important day of our nationhood, we also hope to fire up the spirit of pride and environmental consciousness among Filipinos as individuals, as well as being the sentinels of Mother Nature within industries they work for,” said Globe Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Group, Nikko Acosta.
To support the advocacy of PEF in caring for endangered eagles, donations may be coursed through Globe Rewards points of 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5 by texting DONATE <space> PAMANA <amount> and send to 4438. Donations can also be made through GCash; dial *143#, select GCash menu (key-in “10” and press “Send”), select “More” in the menu (key-in “10” and press “Send”), select “Donate” in the menu (key-in “3” and press “Send”), enter the amount to be donated, enter MPIN, select “More” in the menu (key-in “9” and press “Send”), then select “PEF” as the chosen charity (key-in “5” and press “Send”).
“For an endangered species like the Philippine eagle, every individual counts. Thus, the ultimate goal of our rescue and rehabilitation is to eventually release them back in the wild where they belong. These released raptors will help augment wild populations by replacing old and dying individuals. Pamana’s reintroduction to the area will hopefully contribute to increasing and improving its population once it finds its mate and breeds,” said PEF Director, Dennis Salvador.
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