(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.

Mainit Lake from Silop Tower

(l-r: JTañare; JKMosende; MLibarnes; JMGarrido; EMosende; BdelaCosta; JLibarnes)

Nov 11, 2005

Photo by: Jo Marie Libarnes
November 2005

1 comment:

krouzifixion said...

what a great view!!! but again, kun.o sab ako kakad.on did.on?!?!?! i hope jaoy mag.organize nan tour (by the lgu ba or civic group) sa mga tourist spots nan mainit this xmas o summer ba.. bahala na kun may bayad basta makakadto sab an mga waya pa like me... mainitnon na mainitnon ya ka kadto.. hay kalooy sab.. :( unta mahitabo jaon...

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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.

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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