(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.

Tinuhilay nan Igi

Igi (Freshwater Edible Shellfish)
Kamote (Sweet Potato)
Suka na sasahan na many sili (Vinegar with Fresh Hot Pepper)

Nov 11, 2005

Photo by: Jo Marie Libarnes
November 2005

1 comment:

krouzifixion said...

though dili ako mukaon nan igi (i dont like the taste sa adto na time... basi kuman pwede na), miss ko na an magkaon with my family... sila magtuhil nan igi (while ako with lain an kabibo kaha jaon na activity... sa pagkulikot, pagsupsup, sa pagkalagot kay dili mulugwa, ek ek ek... hehehehe....

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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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