(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.

Sabaw sa Dragon

Pidjangas fondly call brewed (boiled) coffee as "sabaw sa dragon" (soup of a dragon) referring to the Red Dragon coffee brand which is popular (and affordable!) in Mindanao.

"Sabaw sa dragon" is usually served during wakes or election campaign gatherings. During these times, nescafe and other branded instant coffee are considered a luxury! (sa ako paminaw hehehe!)

By: Zimmbodilion Mosende
Feb 2, 2006

Photo by: Jo Marie Libarnes
November 2005

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kars said...

diri lang ko post, wla'y comment system imong 1 ka blog.

kambal na imong kids? cute sila! ",)

Anonymous said...

i think you should include the rate of crime and deliquency in that place.

In the aftermath of that your blog would not only appear as a feature site but an interaction of discrepancy in that area. I've heard that serious deliquencies are happening there but the government unfortunately still has no action.

Its just a concern from someone who cares to the security of Mainitnons.

Anonymous said...

>>> i don't think that most bandits were strangers. Maybe its an inside job.

i have no enough evidence to support my assertion. better hide my identity.

Im so sorry for keeping myself anonymous. Its a matter of choice.
We are in a democratic country unless by forcing a person would make the system of gov't tyrannical.Isnt it?

Anonymous said...

nnyaa? what do u think is the solution sa imo mga concerns? kotob lang ka sulti kotob lang sa imong mga brilliant ideas/opinions..dapat e sulti na sa mga angay sultian para ma actionan imo tag yaw yaw kadto kaw sa malacaƱang action center fill up kaw forms didto e state didto imo concerns/request for immediate action para ila ma forward sa local dajonn!..kay kong diri ra gihapon kahas ra kaw laway hehehehe! este kuryente gamit man kaw computer badja. my 1 cent ra lamang - anonimos ra lamang ako pero mainitnon.obyos ba sa ako sinultian? har har sige labjog bayy!

Anonymous said...

" i don't think that most bandits were strangers" - owss? pero sa situation sa amo lugar lahi man! wa lang ko ga generaliz tanan ho.pero ako mga friends didto knows.kinsa mga hilabtanon,kay an ako friend man gajod naglaong kay ila man silingan didto an hilabtanon sija man witness.and then ila silingan is dayo? sa ini na situation makalong gajod ako na mga dayo mo take advatage gajod sa amo lugar labi na naglisod sila!! dili pa ni an isa.may lain pa na hitabo dayo gihapon an nanghilabot!

ya u r true somehow not most.. pero sa amo lugar makita man nimo ang difference ang changes sa lugar daghan factor na imo ma consider..bata pa kaw siguro sa mainit amo na waya kaw maka compare sa una sanan koman na situations..dats y naka laong gajod ako na amo jaon an differnce since may mga dayo na sa lugar! .. mmmm . ya pa kaw kabayo uno an mainit sauna sanan koman! /pero so far ..livable place gihapon sija!

-taga mainit gihapon.

Anonymous said...

I can't see your point. It seems that you are telling me to go to malacanang and speak for a local problem.I feel this is so eccentric.
And in fact this is just a comment thats why I am just telling my apprehensions.

If you think that my my comment is irrelevant. Then you can ignore it and not by telling harsh implication.

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