(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.

Trivia: The 17 places in the Philippines named "MAINIT"

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The MAINIT of the PhilippinesAugust 2005
Source: Microsoft Encarta 2005

1. Mainit of Surigao del Norte (ato ini - see map above)
2. Mainit in Davao Oriental (Near San Alfonso and the Municipality of San Rafael, Davao Or.)
3. Mainit in Camiguin (near Lawigan and the Mun. of Catarman and Sagay, Camiguin)

4. Ma-init in Cebu (Between Minglanilla and San Fernando, near the Mun. of Carcar, Cebu)
5. Mainit in Southern Leyte (near Pigut and the Mun. of St. Bernard, So. Leyte)
6. Mainit in Negros Occidental (near Cambairan, and the Mun. of Santo Nino, Negros Occidental) 7. Mainit in Cebu (near San Sebastian, near the Mun. of Santander, Cebu)

8. Mainit in Quezon (near Manasa and Alsam, near the Mun. of Sariaya, Quezon)
9. Mainit in Lagawe (near Pides and Anabel, near the Mun. of Bontoc, Lagawe)
10. Mainit in Palawan (Near Ipilan, near the Mun. of Barongbarong and Lara, Palawan)
11. Mainit in Camarines Sur (near Maragni and the Mun. of Pasacao, Camarines Sur)
12. Mainit in Rizal (Near Sandalan and Tinukan, and the Mun. of Real, Rizal)
13. Mainit in Mindoro (Palicayan and Tubigan, and the Mun. of Paluan, Oriental Mindoro)
14. Mainit in Romblon (at Banton Island, Romblon)
15. Mainit in Marinduque (near Balimbing and Hadiagan, near the Mun.of Boac, Marinduque)
16. Mainit in Romblon (near Batiano and Tablas Island, near the Mun.of Odionan, Romblon)
17. Mainit Norte and Mainit Sur in Alabat Island, Quezon (near the Mun.of San Jose and Atimonan, Quezon).

Jun 12, 2006

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