(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.

Lake Baikal (RUS) vs Lake Mainit (PHI)

Lake Baikal (Buryatia, RUSSIA)
Watershed Area : 540,000 has
Lake Surface : 50,880 has (636 km x 80 km
Shoreline : 2100 km
Maximum Depth : 1637 m.
Mean Depth : 630 m
Volume : 23,600 cubic km of water, 20% of the world's fresh surface water
No. of Tributaries : 300 rivers
Outlet of the Lake : Angara River

Lake Mainit (Mainit, Surigao del Norte, PHILIPPINES)

Watershed Area : 87,072 has.
Lake Surface : 14,700 has.
Shoreline : 50 km.
Maximum Depth : 223 m.
Mean Depth : 128 m.
Volume : 18.00
No. of Tributaries : 28 rivers
Outlet of the Lake : Kalinawan River

By: Zimmbodilion Y. Mosende
Apr 1, 2006

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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.

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