ABOITIZPOWER’S adopted Philippine eagle, Pangarap, turned 21 this year, marking the 10th year of the company’s partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).
Derivative of her name, Pangarap is a beacon of hope for the future of her species, as she is one of the few Philippine eagles that are qualified for breeding, nowadays through artificial insemination.
PEF hosted Pangarap’s hatchday celebration on February 24, 2020, attended by team members of AboitizPower, Hedcor, Therma South, and Davao Light, along with over 60 students and guests who took part in various learning activities and discussions on biodiversity conservation.
“We are so thankful to Pangarap’s Ninongs and Ninangs from Aboitiz Power Corporation for their support over the past 10 years, and for making these kinds of experiences for the kids of our neighboring communities possible,” said Carla Salvacion, education administrator for PEF.
The students were able to tour around the Philippine Eagle Center and view the different kinds of wildlife taken care of by PEF, including exotic birds of prey such as the Philippine eagle, which were showcased in a Raptors-In-Flight demonstration.
“Our support for the Philippine Eagle Foundation is a testament to AboitizPower’s commitment to conserving biodiversity and wildlife. At AboitizPower, we strive to live by our core value of responsibility -- responsibility to our customers, responsibility to our communities, and responsibility to our environment,” said Emmanuel V. Rubio, president and chief executive officer of AboitizPower.
As the Philippine eagle faces its species’ toughest time, PEF is incredibly grateful for the amount of care they are able to provide, thanks to AboitizPower. Pangarap is currently housed at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City. (AP)