(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.

Tree Planting 2006

Student volunteers from Mainit National High School. Look at how they dirtied their hands for a cause... then see them a day after as parade leaders in elegant costumes (find them in the following photo).

Leading the Fiesta Parade (September 17) as twirlers and band majorettes.

Mayor Roger Gatpolintan, one of the projects major partner, is joined with LGU officials.

Her Cairiness (Queen of Cairo!), MDOer Jocelyn Mosende-Roshdi, beaming with pride and joy after planting her adopted tree. Ate Joy has been out of the country for 19 years!

MNHS Principal Dr. Esther Mordido with Mainit LGU Executive Officer Bingbing Gatpolintan-Madria... putting the tree guard for the newly planted Bangkal cutting. You can see at the background the rest of the participants to the tree-planting project.

CYM Volunteer with Forester Jerry Acero posing for a photo op.

Mainit Parish Priest Fr. Roman Alaan, MSc with his tree.

Forester Jerry Acero giving instructions on how to properly remove seedling bags before planting the Bangkal (Nauclea orientales) wildlings.

Sep 19, 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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