(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.

Fiesta 2006

Nagpahuway anay sanan nanilong kay bagan kapaso anhi! SNA students in front of MAINIT's landmark Acacia trees.

MDOer Totskie Mosende with "lyrist" John Alfred Ohayas Mosende of San Nicolas Academy.

With MDOer Ann Gatpolintan ( Ca USA), ako (Zimm) with classmate, cousin, nephew, all-around Nicolas Avila Rivera (Davao)... and his daughter! Behind us is the residence of Auntie Mayling Mosende Avila.

Si Ma'am sanan an ija mga kabataan in full costume! Kagana!

Proud Uncle (Zimm)... with "twirler' Jocelyn Ohayas Mosende (eldest daughter of MDOer Toskie Mosende)... namesake of MDOer Joy Mosende-Roshdi (of Cairo).

Maradjaw kay insakpan ko... our very dear and very dynamic MDO Tree Planting coordinator, Mana Bebot Mosende (right)... with my dear High School Literature teacher Mana Grace Reliquette... all Pidjanga beauty queens. Kabibo.

Kaliwat nan Mosende (bata ni Mano Romy Mosende). Sa way pabor-pabor... guapa karadjaw!

Sep 18, 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.

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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