The Western Command (WESCOM), through AFP Chief LTGen Cirilito Sobejana, turned over one White-bellied Sea Eagle (𝘏𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘶𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳) to Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Executive Director Atty. Teodoro Jose S. Matta during the 45th Founding Anniversary of WESCOM held at the WESCOM Gym, Puerto Princesa City on March 15, 2021.
The White-bellied Sea Eagle has a length of 81.28 cms and has a wingspan measuring about 200 cms.
The White-bellied Sea Eagle was found by a member of the Naval Special Forces Operation Unit 10 (NAVSOU10) along Bacuit Bay adjacent to Cadlao Island, El Nido Palawan, while he was conducting Maritime Patrol on March 14, 2021 at 3:20 PM.
The said eagle was in distress and was almost drowning as it had a hard time escaping out of the water at that time. The NAVSOU10 team thought that the eagle had accidentally plunged into the water. They immediately rescued the eagle and conducted a thorough check-up for any possible injury. After evaluation, the eagle was found to be in stable condition as it had recovered from the incident.
The White-bellied Sea Eagle was brought to WESCOM and was successfully turned over to PCSDS during the celebration of WESCOM’s founding anniversary.
The White-bellied Sea Eagle is listed as “Endangered species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521. If you happen to find any wildlife creature within your vicinity, please report it immediately to our office thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.