(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.


These are Wild Rattan Fruits (locally known as Kayape) usually found in the hinterlands of Mainit and brought down to the poblacion by the native Mamanwas (Mainit's surviving indigenous people) in exchange of food or clothing.

By: Zimmbodilion Mosende
Aug 26, 2006

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Anonymous said...

makalaway man an kayape. parehas kami ni manong naglaway pagkakita nan picture. untana jaoy kayape pag uli namo.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best fruit I admire most, for its elegant glossy scaly shell, and, for its sour-sweet jelly like fruit. I would not mind eating it every day. Also, if MDO will have a digital calendar, I would love to have Kayape's picture on it.

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