BY IVY TEJANO
DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in Davao is set to release a female Philippine Eagle back to the wild on Tuesday.
The eagle has fully recovered from an injury after recuperating for more than a month.
The eagle was named “Makilala Hiraya.” Makilala was named after the municipality of Makilala in North Cotabato, where she was found and rescued by the concerned residents.
In the official Facebook page of the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) BINHI, it said that the “Hiraya” is a name given by their #conservationpartner EDC, which mean dreams and aspirations.
After over a month of careful assessment, the PEF announced in its official Facebook page that the eagle can soon fly back home.
The PEF, through its partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12, the municipality of Makilala, and the EDC, organized the return of Makilala Hiraya to the wild.
Makilala Hiraya was rescued in Makilala last June 8. She was found on the ground by residents after being chased by a flock of large-billed crows the night before.