(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.

The White House

There is not much places in the world with a "White House".

Well, Mainit has a White House, though it is now painted yellow! It is one of the original large houses in Mainit. The Villapane family owns the property and it is currently being suggested to be created as a local tourist hotel, offering affordable bed and breakfast.

By: Zimmbodilion Mosende
Feb 5, 2006
Photo by: Jo Marie Libarnes, November 2005

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suggest that you should alter the picture that clearly implicates the white house facade.

or the title must be, white house now a glowing yellow.

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