Why is the Philippine eagle important to the Philippines?

The Philippine Eagle is important to Filipinos because it is known as Critically Endangered. It is found only in rain forests of four major Philippine islands: Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindinao.; the largest amount of birds reside on Mindinao. The Philippine eagle is known as the largest eagle in the world. Its number is dwindling to an amount of only 500 pairs left.
The Philippine Eagle is now known as the National Bird of the Philippines and this has helped increase awareness of the bird and its plight.

Philippine Eagle Foundation

The Philippine Eagle Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and its rainforest habitat. Organized in 1987, it had before that time been operating as a project undertaking research, rehabilitation, and captive breeding. Staffed by highly trained and dedicated personnel, it has today evolved into the country's premiere organization for the conservation of raptors.

Tagalog-English
[ito rin ang aming pambansang ibon. ]
this is our national bird.