(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.

What’s so special about CARAGA?


Where can you find world-class waves that rival that of the world’s best surfing spots, the country’s largest marshland and fourth largest lake and a thousand-year-old city all in one region, within a few traveling hours from each other?

The Philippines’ 13th region, the CARAGA Administrative Region is home to Siargao, the country’s surfing capital; the Agusan Marsh, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the picturesque Lake Mainit where over 33 various kinds of species thrive; and the historic city of Butuan which claims to be first discovered by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
All these and more of CARAGA’s unspoiled natural beauty, world-class tourist attractions, rich history and distinct people are being unveiled to the public in a rare cultural-cum trade show at the "Philippines’ Best" in Intramuros, Manila. [READ MORE]

By: Zimmbodilion Y. Mosende

1 comment:

JJ said...

hay. ang ganda nga. so many places. so little time. bayaan mo, one of these days, mararating ko rin ang lake mainit. at magfi-fishing ako roon.

Maradjao karadjao, Pilipinas!

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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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