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The eagles have landed: Singapore shows off rare Philippine raptors

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The birds, Geothermica and Sambisig, are the first breeding pair ever to be sent outside the Philippines and arrived in Singapore in June on a 10-year loan from Manila

EAGLE PASSPORTS. Vivian Balakrishnan (R), Singapore's foreign affairs minister holds the two passport for the two Philippine eagles as Ricardo Calderon (L), the Philippines' assistant secretary on environment and natural resouces looks on during the unveiling at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on November 27, 2019. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

IN PHOTOS: 2 Philippine eagles arrive in Singapore

Jun 04, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The pair, 15-year-old male eagle Geothermica and 17-year-old female eagle Sambisig, will be staying for an indefinite amount of time at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park

WELCOME. A group of people holds a sign from Jurong Bird Park welcoming Sambisig and Geothermica. Photo from Philippine Airlines

Hail to the king

May 31, 2019 - 5:19 PM

More and more Philippine eagles are reportedly being spotted in the wild. And the numbers are only expected to soar.

THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Philippines loans 2 eagles to Singapore

May 20, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Philippine Eagle Foundation executive director Dennis Salvador says the wildlife loan agreement with Singapore serves as an 'insurance policy' in case anything happens to Philippine eagles in the country

By signing a Wildlife Loan Agreement with Wildlife Reserves Singapore's, the DENR will send female Philippine Eagle Sambisig and male Philippine Eagle Geothermica to Jurong Bird Park to ensure the survival of the country's national bird. Photo courtesy of Philippine Eagle Foundation

How do you save the Philippine eagles? First, empower the communities

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation receives this year's Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution for its collaboration with indigenous peoples in saving the endangered national bird

STORY TIME. Students listen as Philippine Eagle Foundation members tell the story of the national bird. Photo by the Philippine Eagle Foundation

Missionary doctor, PH Eagle Foundation win 2018 Aboitiz awards

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Dr. Benedict Edward Valdez, president of the Maharlika Charity Foundation Inc in Davao City, took home the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual, while the Philippine Eagle Foundation won the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution

AWARDEES. Philippine Eagle Foundation director for research and conservation Jason Ibanez (left), Dr Benedict Edward Valdez (right). Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Philippine Eagle Center closed temporarily to protect eagles from bird flu

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation is setting up emergency measures to protect the birds of the Philippine Eagle Center against the bird flu

Eagle Cement income grows in 1st half of 2017 despite low cement prices

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Cement prices which range from P170 to P180 per bag are at a 4 year low because of increased competition in the industry

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Jan 13, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Japan's Abe adopts Philippine eagle, eats durian

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The prime minister names a young female Philippine Eagle Sakura

SAKURA THE EAGLE. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adopts a female Philippine Eagle in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte. Image by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH eagle renamed ‘Pagbabago’ in honor of new president

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:21 PM

A 15 year old eagle in the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundation gets a name change following the election of the first Philippine president from Mindanao

NAME CHANGE. This 15-year-old Philippine eagle is now known as Pagbabago, in honor of the country's first president from Mindanao. Photo from the Philippine Eagle Foundation

#EDSA30, PH eagle shot in Davao, medical marijuana | 12PM wRap

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:33 PM

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Philippine eagle fighting for survival after being shot

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Two men are under arrest over the shooting of the endangered bird in Davao City

Another Philippine eagle hatches in captivity

Feb 08, 2016 - 5:08 PM

The eaglet which emerged from its shell on Thursday February 4 is the 27th hatched in captivity

DELICATE. The newly-hatched Philippine eagle. Photo courtesy Philippine Eagle Foundation

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Dec 11, 2015 - 7:44 PM

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Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatches in the Philippines

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:20 PM

The chick hatched at a conservation center on December 7 is the first in two years and the 26th in 23 years

NEWLY-HATCHED CHICK. Photo from Philippine Eagle Foundation

The man who shot Philippine eagle Pamana

Aug 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The author explains his many crimes against Pamana

FINALLY FREE. Pamana, rehabilitated Philippine eagle, has been freed by Globe and the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Photo by Pete Simpson

Stars, advocates demand #JusticeforPamana

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Actress Anne Curtis and other personalities add their voices to the growing clamor to protect the remaining pairs of Philippine eagle in the wild

#JusticeforPamana: Change your Twitter, Facebook photos

Aug 21, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Pamana a critically endangered Philippine eagle just recently released into the wild was found shot dead in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Davao Oriental

PH eagle Pamana's death sounds alarm for conservation efforts

Aug 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Pamana s death in UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Hamiguitan a protected area highlights the need for greater local community involvement in conservation efforts

KING OF BIRDS. The Philippine eagle or Haribon is close to extinction because of deforestation and poaching

Miriam Santiago wants to probe death of PH eagle Pamana

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:23 PM

There is a disconnect between the fact that Pamana was killed in Mount Hamiguitan and the fact that the mountain range is a protected site says the senator

SHORT-LIVED FREEDOM. This is a photo of Pamana when she was set free on June 12, 2015. Photo by Pete Simpson

Gov't offers P100,000 reward for PH eagle Pamana's killer

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Her killer faces up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to P1 million on top of penalties for hunting in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected area

Philippine eagle Pamana found shot dead in Davao Oriental

Aug 19, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Pamana a 3 year old Philippine eagle released into the wild in June is found with a bullet hole in her right breast in Mount Hamiguitan a UNESCO World Heritage Site

LOST NATIONAL TREASURE. Philippine eagle Pamana's carcass is found near a creek in Mount Hamiguitan on August 16, 2015. Photo by Philippine Eagle Foundation

Apayao: Where ethnic tradition is saving the Philippine Eagle

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:32 AM

The lapat system of the Isnag people is credited for increasing the population of the critically endangered national bird

NATIONAL TREASURE. A 3-month-old male Philippine eagle perches on the first active Philippine eagle nest discovered in Luzon island in July 2015. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Apayao: The Philippine Eagle's new home

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation discovers an active nest in Apayao

New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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First active Philippine eagle nest in Luzon found in Apayao

Jul 14, 2015 - 12:46 PM

The discovery gives conservationists hope that the population of the majestic Philippine national bird may be increasing

Help keep Pamana, the Philippine eagle, free

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Pamana a rehabilitated Philippine eagle was released to its natural habitat on Philippine Independence Day

FINALLY FREE. Kuya Kim of Matanglawin sets Panama free in Davao City. Photo by Pete Simpson

From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A richer Asia and Southeast Asia would be a poorer place without them

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler s new travel show SharePH as it explores Davao city Share your own Davao memories

Aquino ratings, military on Abu Sayyaf, ISIS beheading | The wRap

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:24 PM

The Aquino administration’s ratings recover after a record low The Philippine military puts pressure on the Abu Sayyaf after a deadly encounter ISIS beheads a US aid worker and 18 Syrians

#ShareDavao: Is there a future for the Philippine eagle

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:08 PM

One of the rarest and most powerful birds in the world may soon cease to exist in the wild

State of threatened PH birds: New dangers, new solutions

Aug 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The number of threatened bird species has increased Philippine birds face old threats like habitat loss poaching and new threats like climate change

THREATENED KING. The Philippine Eagle, also called Haribon or King of Philippine Birds is a critically-endangered species

Fast Facts: Helena Zoila Benitez is 100 years old

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM

In 100 years she has been senator educator founder of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and head of significant UN organizations

Endangered Philippine eagle killed by falling branch

Jan 25, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Days of non stop rain caused the huge branch of a tree to fall on Arakan s cage at the Philippine Eagle Foundation s center

RARE BIRD. Arakan lands in his makeshift nest in a cage at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City located in this 2004 file photo. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

PH eagle's death probed

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:58 PM

UPDATED The death of a Philippine Eagle released back into the wild after rehabilitation is being investigated by authorities

For the health and happiness of Mali

Mar 24, 2013 - 2:32 PM

At a sanctuary Mali can roam around bathe in rivers and ponds be in the crucial company of other elephants and get veterinary care

MALI'S HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. Everyone wants what's best for Mali. Photo by Katherine Visconti/

Live online: PH eagles' mating rituals

Feb 28, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Livestreaming the pair gives a global Internet audience a rare insight into the courtship mating and chick rearing habits of the birds which could soon become extinct

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).

'Pag-asa' now a dad

Feb 14, 2013 - 8:22 AM

After 21 years the iconic Philippine eagle Pag asa has finally sired an offspring the Philippine Eagle Foundation PEF happily announced

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).

For adoption: PH Eagle toys

Dec 06, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Make someone happy with the gift of a cuddly Philippine Eagle

Proceeds from the sale of the Philippine Eagle toys will help save it from extinction

Farmer who shot, ate rare eagle fined

May 24, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Conservations slam a pathetic court ruling against the farmer saying it could embolden future hunters of rare eagles

This file photograph taken on April 9, 2011 shows a Philippine eagle at the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) in Davao, sourthern island of Mindanao.AFP PHOTO / FILES / Jason Gutierrez

Another rare raptor bred, hatched in captivity

Apr 16, 2012 - 6:14 PM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation marks another first in its history with the hatching of a rare bird of prey in captivity the Pinsker s Hawk Eagle

pinker hawk eagle

Pag-asa's baby pics

Jan 17, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Baby pictures of Pag asa Hope the first Philippine Eagle that was bred in captivity through artificial insemination


A Philippine eagle's hope

Jan 17, 2012 - 7:01 PM

As Pag asa turns 20 the Philippine eagles habitat remains a top concern

SCOUT BINAY. An eagle that is also a product of artificial insemination, attempts to fly with a rabbit clamped on its claws.