(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.

Kabataan: an Paglaum nan Ato Lungsod

Kabataan: ang Pag-asa ng Ating Bayan (t)
Kabataan: ang Paglaum sa Atong Lungsod (v)
Youth: the Hope of our Town/Nation (e)

I've sent this as an email attachment in 2003 after my summer vacation in Mainit. Guess who are in the picture? Where was the photo shot? Clues: Taga sanghan sanan utod-bukid an mga Pidjanga models.

Jan 11, 2006

Photo By: Zimmbodilion Mosende
May 2003

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Anonymous said...

the picture is nice.
Partly my comment only resides to the substance of the visuals which portrays 3 boys represented by the youth.
Maybe it would be more fair if girls would be included in the picture. So that in the end, there is an equilibrium---equal representation of the youth and there would be no stereotyping at all.

zimmbodilion said...

Future photos should include females... depending on the context. Yes, youth are composed of both genders.


Anonymous said...

You are a good photographer. all the angles, the visuals and the color scheme are lucidly emphasized. For me, your approach of taking this picture was so unique. there is the morbidity of the in lines, the vividness of your style and the elasticity of the scenario.

I've never seen this kind of output done by an ordinary local community blog.

For me, you have leveled the foreign photographers.i understand if you would treat this as a sort of exagerration, i am not speaking in the the language of hyperbole. Its just i do appreciate the kind of paradigm that you used in the scope of the youth and the like.

Maradjao karadjao, Pilipinas!

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