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BENRO rescues juvenile PH Scops owl

CITY OF MALOLOS — Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) rescued a juvenile Philippine Scops owl in Sitio Manggahan, Brgy. Pulong Buhangin, Santa Maria, Bulacan after receiving a call from Eliza Bazco, a concerned citizen.

The Scops owl is approximately six inches tall and 700 grams in weight.

According to BENRO Department Head Atty. Julius Victor C. Degala, the rescued Scops owl is considered to be an endemic species in the Philippines.

Degala encourages the public to report this type of wildlife capture to the authorities immediately.

The owl was then immediately turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Guiguinto, Bulacan. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbinhttp://unlinews.org
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.
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