(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.

Adopt a Tree in Mainit

On September 16, 2006 (Saturday), the Mainit Dot Org together, with the Mainit Parish Youth, the Mainit National High School (MNHS), the San Nicolas Academy (SNA), the Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT), and the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA), will spearhead a TREE PLANTING DAY for the protection of Mainit Lake Watershed Areas.

As you may have known, the communities surrounding Mainit Lake has been facing the problem of yearly flooding, affecting several hundred of families and damaging hundreds of hectares of rice fields (see the 2006 flooding in pictures here).

For now, MDO has planned to plant 250 Bangkal Talisay Trees in the Panayakpan Shores of Mainit Lake, the most affected area. We will increase this depending on the number of Adopt-a-Tree sponsors.

The Tree Planting Day also coincides with the week-long (September 16-21) 75th Fiesta Celebrations of our town honoring the Patron Saint Nicolas of Tolentino.

Adopt-a-Tree and it will be named after you. One tree will only cost you $4.00 (Php200.00) or $8.00 (Php400.00) if you want a T-Shirt . The communities around it, with the help of the students, will take care of the planted trees.

Here's the Price List for the Adopt-a-Tree Project
1 Tree (No Shirt) - P200 (US$4)
1 Tree (with 1 T-Shirt) - P400 (US$8)
5 Trees (with 1 T-Shirt) - P1,000 (US$20)*
[T-Shirt ONLY - P200 (US$4)]
See the T-Shirt Design HERE

Please come and join us too during the Tree Planting Day and of course the weeklong festivities.

Send your money through Western Union or Xoom.Com to the Mainit Dot Org Treasurer:
Name: Sandy Regeil E. RelliqueteAddress: 399 Hueva St. Villa del Rio, Bacayan, Cebu City, PHILIPPINES
Please inform us about the transfer details (control number, etc) through the following:
Telephone: (+63-32) 413-9210
Mobile Phone: (+63-920) 950-5279
Email: or

How to reach Mainit (click here)
Bank Transfer (Click Here)
Fiesta Activities (click here)

Contact us:

Activity Brief:
MDO Tree Planting Day (Adopt-a-Tree Project)
September 16, 2006 - 5am to 9am
Panayakpan Watershed Area
Lake Mainit, Mainit, Surigao del Norte

*APOLOGIES: I made a mistake in the computation of prices by putting "5 Trees (with 1 T-Shirt) - P1,000 (US$10)" this should be "5 Trees (with 1 T-Shirt) - P1,000 (US$20)". Thanks to Mana Loida Osoteo for the correction. Zimm

Apr 15, 2006

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