(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.

Ila Tiyoy 2005

An tindahan nila Tiyoy (Cubillan Family) sa Rizal St... an original na hardware and variety store nan Mainit.

Nov 24, 2005

Photo by: Jo Marie Libarnes
November 2005


Anonymous said...

I think we should include other major business establishments that is ablaze in its affluence.

>>>>ila tiyoy ra baja... how about the other corner?

ZYMM: 100% Pidjanga said...


do you have pictures of other establishments? please share so that we can blog this here.



Anonymous said...

THat should be your resource. Anyway, I was just looking for other possible establishments in the days of yore aside from those institution pasted on the screen.

ZYMM: 100% Pidjanga said...

I am not Mainit-based so I don't have much photos of establishments in stock (resource).

But, I'll ask around.

I got another one, actually and its posted in

If you happen to be home (or visit our town), MDO will appreciate photos that you'll take. We'll be glad to post these here.


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