(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.

Mamanua, Mamanwa, Kongking, Kongkista ONLINE

Here are some of the links to write-ups about the only existing indigenous tribe of Mainit, Surigao del Norte - the Mamanua or Mamanwa also known locally as Kongking, Conking, Kongkista, or Conguista.

The Culture of the Mamanua (Northeast Mindanao) as Compared with that of the Other Negritos of Southeast Asia. by Marcelino N. Maceda
Review author[s]: Frederick L. Wernstedt
The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (May, 1966), p. 549

Bio-Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Nutritional Status among Preschoolers of the Mamanua Conquista Tribe in Barangay Cantugas, Mainit, Surigao del Norte
Imelda G. Sabandal-Sario, MSPH-Nutrition, U.P.-Manila

Mamanwa - A language of The Philippines [Ethnologue Report]

Our Father [in Mamanwa]

Mamanwa by NCCA

Mamanwa by Kulturang Karaga

The Mamanwas by Cantilan Tribes

Feb 28, 2007

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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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