Pagasa turned 25
Pag-asa, the first Philippine Eagle successfully bred and hatched in captivity turns 25. He was hatched on January 15, 1992 at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City.
Pag-asa’s 25th hatchday is part of the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s (PEF) 30th anniversary celebration. With the theme “Strengthening the hope for saving the Filipino Heritage – The Great Philippine Eagle”, the event is one of the PEF’s education awareness efforts in furthering the conservation mission.
Some of the event activities include eco-game, animal exhibit, and Pag-asa’s Life History Exhibit. On its 30th year, the PEF aims to strengthen its education awareness efforts for the youth to encourage involvement in the conservation mission.
PEF’s partner schools and organizations participated in the early celebration on Saturday, January 14. Walk-in guests were also welcomed to celebrate.
One of the highlights of the celebration is a message from then Deputy Director for Captive Breeding Domingo “Manong Domeng” Tadena. Manong Domeng talked about how they did the first cooperative artificial insemination between Pag-asa’s parents, Junior and Diola. He also furthered the role of conservation breeding in the preservation of our national heritage and its importance in the mission.
Domingo “Manong Domeng” Tadena has been working in the Philippine Eagle Center since the late 80’s and was one of the conservation breeding staff who helped Pag-asa successfully come out of its shell.