(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.

Pagusi (Nymphea sp.)

Pagusi or Water Lotus (Nymphea sp.) is very common in Mainit Lake.

The green mature fruits are edible (peanut-like) and are usually sold in the public markets.


By: Zimmbodilion Y. Mosende
Mar 31, 2006

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1 comment:

ZJ said...

Hi Zimm.
Water lotus, or "pkah chuop" as it is called here in Khmer language, is the national flower of Cambodia. First time ko naka-tilaw ug lotus seeds diri sa Cambodia. They are eaten raw and taste like peanuts. The roots and stems are edible and are part of the recipe of many local Khmer dishes.

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