Pidjanga

(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

An Danaw

nuguob, nangalipay
namagbaroto, namugsay
panon, kagana musayom
namingwit, namigjo
pidjanga
kabibo

hapit malumos
hapit bagbagi, tamagkasab-an
habagat, bagjo, bayod
kahadlok

bisan kun unhon
danaw lang gihapon
muuyan, mubagyo
an danaw
balikon

tubdanan nan kalan-on
kinabuhi kun panon

ay, ay danao
sa imo
kami tagminaw

zimm
october 2005

Photo by: Zimmbodilion Mosende, September 2004

1 comment:

ybong garrido said...

How’s your Lake?

Ybong Garrido:

In my mind now is just 'The Lake'...my lake that never failed to sustain, na arang kagana, makabuntagon, maduyom. I know of friends na kon makauli nan Mainit mo-drive anay sa lakeside pabir mo-uli sa ila bayay; and one who spends the dawn nan ija birthday sa dike; and still one, mag cap nan ija sab birthday party doyum sa dike...and, mahamok siguro kita na mo "ba-bye" sa danaw kon mangiwat sa ato lugar...kanin-o Lake? My Lake....

The celebration is in The Lake...an school paper sa MNHS is "The Lake"...then there was 'The Lake Youth Academy for the Performing Arts" (LYAPA)...then, I loved it when 'Lakeview Bakery' was named such...

Lorna Mosende:

…sanan an Mainit Lake Jaycees bong... nakakita na ba kamo nan mga pagusi' in
bloom/fruiting stage sa danaw? Tapos jaon magsakay kaw sa baroto or pump boat na an mga gamaw sanan tayabong jaon imo hikitan nanuntung sa lusay? Pagkagwapo hilabi na kon jaon pasayop na an suga (sunset na...sus makamingaway! Amu jaon pirme maexperience kon jaon gikan kami sa Catmon (sa tabok nan danaw)...Jaoy amu isa ka rolyo nan picture nan jaon pagusi, gamaw (wild duck) sanan an lungsud na view gikan sa lawud na kuha...hanapon anay nako para sa blog ni zim...etc. That's danaw for me more sa pijanga, bugwan...

Maradjao karadjao, Pilipinas!

Welcome to the online home of the Pidjangas from the Municipality of Mainit, Surigao del Norte, PHILIPPINES . Pidjanga, Pedianga, Pijanga, Pedjanga... amo ra ton... gikan sa ato danao! For comments and suggestion contact me at pidjanga@gmail.com.

CBCP News: Mining threatens 4th largest freshwater lake in PH

SEVEN are in the town of Mainit, Surigao del Norte... of the 15 exploration permits (EP) that the Regional Office 13 (CARAGA) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Environment department approved as of June 30, 2010.

Read more at www.cbcpnews.com and Surigao Today.

If you want to support the protection of Lake Mainit, contact me at pidjangaATgmailDOTcom or 0917-800-4557. Zimm/Peter/Pidjanga

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