Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) Ambassador Kim Atienza aired his dismay over Pamana’s death by a gunshot on her right chest last August 19. Pamana was a Philippine Eagle, which is considered as one of the critically endangered species, that was under the care of the PEF for three years after being shot in Iligan in 2012. Last Independence Day, June 12, Pamana was released into the wild.
“Nakakagalit, kailan tayo matututo na minsan ginagawa natin ‘to para sa ating sarili e, itong ginagawa nating pagpatay sa agila ay nakaka-apekto sa ating lahat e, so nakakagalit,” he told Bandila.
He even recalled how they released Pamana.
“Pinanik namin sa bundok ‘yan sa dun sa kanyang holding center, nabigyan tayo ng privilege to be able to carry the bird and to actually release the bird and it was a very emotional moment not only for me, sa lahat rin ng tao ‘ron,” he shared.
As of the moment, the suspect has not yet been identified but the PEF are planning to go to Davao Oriental to conduct further investigation. Kuya Kim and his team will also gather funds for the suspect’s bounty in able to catch the culprit immediately.