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  • Campaign To Preserve Davao Turtle Sanctuary Launched

    A non-stock, non-profit organization has launched a campaign seeking to preserve a sanctuary for Hawksbill turtle in this city.

    The eight-hectare sanctuary located along the shore of Barangay Punta Dumalag has been developed into a Cleanergy Park by the Aboitiz Foundation.

    The village has been identified as a breeding ground for sea turtles as well as 66 other species of trees, birds and fishes.

    The Aboitiz Foundation wants to raise funds for the protection and preservation of the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle in Punta Dumalag, considered to be one of the last few remaining n ...

  • Philippine Eaglet Hatches

    A Philippine breeding center trying to save the country's critically endangered monkey-eating eagle has been so successful it is now scrambling for space, officials said Monday.

    Another eaglet was hatched last week, the second in barely three months, helping the giant bird's fight against extinction.

    The chick, born from the natural mating of two birds at the Philippine Eagle Foundation, is the 27th born in captivity said its curator Anna Mae Sumaya.

    "The center is at full capacity. We are full. If there are any new admissions, we will have to move the birds to smaller enclosures," sh ...

  • Amnesty International Reiterates Stance Vs Death Penalty

    While Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has made a pronouncement that he supports moves to revive the death penalty, human rights group Amnesty International Philippines (AIPh) said it is an ultimate violation to human rights.

    AIPh campaign coordinator Wilnor Papa, in Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao Annex on Monday, said: "AIPh is steadfast in its position that we are against death penalty. Primarily, it is the ultimate violation to human rights dahil siyempre pag pinatay mo, wala na. Tapos na ang usapan. We also believe that hindi po niya nade-deter ang crimes. Kahit anong imposi ...