Sustainability

AboitizPower’s “Pangarap” soars high at 19

Harvey Lanticse | February 28, 2018
FOR KEEPS. Eagle Pangarap’s keeper Manong Eddie (center) is all smiles as he sings a birthday song for the 19-year-old female Philippine Eagle. Manong Eddie has been with the Philippine Eagle Foundation for 31 years now and has been with Pangarap since she was a chick.
FOR KEEPS. Eagle Pangarap’s keeper Manong Eddie (center) is all smiles as he sings a birthday song for the 19-year-old female Philippine Eagle. Manong Eddie has been with the Philippine Eagle Foundation for 31 years now and has been with Pangarap since she was a chick.

AboitizPower’s adopted female Philippine Eagle, Pangarap, turned 19 years old on Friday, February 23, 2018, symbolizing the company’s continued commitment to be at the forefront of environmental protection.

The company has been supporting the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) since 2010 by providing funds for Pangarap’s food, veterinary care, and shelter maintenance.

 

Our longstanding partnership with AboitizPower has been instrumental in our advocacy to save the Philippine Eagle. Through their adoption of Pangarap, they help support our various initiatives in the Captive Breeding Program and in our efforts to raise awareness for the mission.

– Dennis Salvador, PEF executive director

 

Born on February 23, 1999 at the PEF Center in Davao City, Pangarap has been taken care of by her keeper, Manong Eddie, since then.

Having laid an infertile egg two days after artificial insemination in December 2017, reproduction has not been easy for Pangarap. She was only inseminated once this breeding season due to insufficient semen collected from male imprint Philippine eagles.

But her keeper, with whom Pangarap has formed a strong bond, hopes she will finally be able to lay a fertile egg during the next breeding season.

“The Philippine Eagle is a national symbol of our country but sadly, these beautiful birds of prey are endangered. Thus, as part of AboitizPower’s commitment to help protect and preserve the environment, particularly in areas where its businesses operate, we have adopted Pangarap to ensure that its species will be appreciated by the future generation.”

-Wilfredo Rodolfo III, AVP for Branding and Communication, AboitizPower

Captive-bred through natural pairing, Pangarap is one of the 32 Philippine eagles under the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s conservation breeding program.

The Philippine eagle is the PEF’s flagship for conservation, with the organization taking direct action to protect and breed this endangered species in a bid to preserve the ecosystem.