(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.

Riding the Habal-habal: What an experience!

You pay P25 to be horrified! Hehehe!

Hahaha....kami gajud jaon, November 28, 2004 - to be exact - just left
sa sanghan, left side ko ila uncle Berto Dagani dapit pasingod sa
Patag... ride of our lives, mas grabe kon pasaka na sa Sungkoy, hain ra
an roller coaster rides nan knotts berry, i remember our screams to
contain the fears: "horror, whew!!!, "...

Nakasakay na sab ako nan habal-habal trips pasingod sa paco and
mansayao and always it will leave you cold-sweating...that side and
position an favorite ko kay nakasakay ako one time sa atubangan nan
driver, taglaong binabaje nan iningkuran, an imo talinga maigo nan ija
naghangos na gininhawa, na di man kaw kalihok to avoid, so either you
suffer or gilokan kaw - or both!!! hehehe....

Gamay pa ngani kami jaon na sakay, kay kon tabo sa mainit, an
molugsong gikan paco, imagine the bicycle nan chinese acrobats...with
your grandmas, her dash of silver gray hair, in the wings (of

Oct 13, 2005

by: Ybong Garrido and Monmon Libarnes
Photo by: Monmon Libarnes
November 2004

1 comment:

che said...

yup!!!habal-habal jaoy amo jaon sa una nan mag drive2x pa si kuya jundy nko from mainit to paco and syempre anywhere u like...(just ask kun sin-oy expert sa habal jaon pang motorcross na ba....)para dali ra an nerbyos ma waya....
syempre way lain SAMOSINO....sin-o pa c JUNDY...

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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 and Surigao Today.

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