UCPB GEN, PEF launch partnership
The non-life insurance company UCPB General Insurance Company, Inc. (UPCB GEN) officially launched its partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) through a ceremonial turnover of support to the foundation at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City on Tuesday, March 15.
The event was attended by UCPB GEN executives including President Isabelo Africa and branch managers from the cities of Makati, Davao, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu.
The highlight of this partnership is UPCB’s adoption of Philippine Eagle Magilas, which began last year.Their annual donation of Php 125,000 to PEF will be used for the food and veterinary care of their adopted eagle. The adoption covers a period of 5 years.
Magilas is a 13-year-old male captive-bred eagle hatched on January 16, 2013. Last year, he was introduced to his pair. Through UCPB Gen’s support, the PEF is working on the success of this pair towards producing a fertile egg. It is possible that Magilas will attempt copulation with his pair in the next breeding season. He and his pair play a crucial role in PEF’s conservation breeding initiatives.
“We are glad that UCPB GEN, like its business, saw the strategic importance of saving resources or saving the natural capital for the benefit of future generations,” said PEF Executive Director Dennis Salvador.
Meanwhile, President Africa said they will continue to strengthen their partnership with PEF by conducting other similar initiatives in the future.