PUDTOL, Apayao: A rescued Philippine Eagle was released into the wild in the province of Apayao after it has totally recuperated. DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Dr. Candido Tuscano, said the female bird was rescued by a group of fishermen along Tawit River in Pudtol town on April 21. The Philippine Information Agency in Cordillera said fisherman Richard Tomas and his companions rescued the bird they saw struggling to fly and turned it over to the local government of Pudtol. Pudtol Mayor Batara Laoat named the female eagle “Ingagan”, meant for the preservation of the Ingagan clan of the Isnag, including their indigenous culture and belief. The bird weighing 5.5 kilograms, was tagged with a radio and a satellite transmitter to easily monitor its location, and was released into the wilderness on April 24. The province of Apayao was dubbed as New Home of the Philippine Eagle in 2015 following the discovery of their habitat in Calanasan, Apayao.