The reward money for the information leading to the arrest of perpetrator who killed Philippine eagle named Pamana has just been raised to P150 thousand.
This after Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon offered an additional P50,000 reward to those who can provide information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of Philippine Eagle “Pamana”, who was found dead inside the Mt. Hamiguitan Range on Sunday.
The P50,000 money is on top of the P100,000 earlier offered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of Pamana.
The initial reward money was offered by DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, who called on law enforcement units in Davao Oriental to assist regional environment officials in hunting down the perpetrators. He also asked local residents to help track down the killers.
Dolores Valdesco, head of the Natural Heritage Office of Davao Oriental, had voiced concern over the impact of the Philippine Eagle’s death to Mt. Hamiguitan Range as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pamana was found dead at the Mt. Hamiguitan mountain range on August 16, five days after a monitor gadget and GPS attached to her body stopped moving.
The eagle was released on June 12 by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in Barangay La Union, San Isidro town in Davao Oriental after three years of rehabilitation. Pamana was rescued as an eaglet in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province with a gunshot wound and was nurtured by PEF for three years.
The PEF reported that based on the necropsy report of Dr. Ana Lascano, a veterinarian at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Baguio District, a 5mm bullet hole was on the right chest of Pamana. A tiny metal fragment believed to be from a shattered gun pellet was also found. Lascano noted that Pamana could have suffered from “gunshot wound leading to possible trauma”.(PNA)