(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.

One product, one town: Local yet global

By Ronnel Domingo
Inquirer - Last updated 03:56am (Mla time) 03/11/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- What does it take to make P5,000 grow into P1.5 million?

Just 30 pairs of idle hands.

Until 1990, the wives of farmers and fishers in Tubigon town in Bohol used to sit out their days just waiting for their husbands to return from work. At times, some of them would get a chance to add to their families’ income by selling fish in the neighborhood.

But they never had a sustained means of earning money.

Then, in 1990, they were organized into the Tubigon Loomweavers Association.

Read more here.

Pidjanga notes: Uno kahay produkto nan ato lingsod na angay nato ikapasigarbo... to join the "One product, one town" program? Please send in your ideas!

Blogging at Cebu International Airport (via Free WiFi - Linksys).

Mar 12, 2007

1 comment:

Nostalgia Manila said...

Congratulations for being nominated in the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.

Maradjao karadjao, Pilipinas!

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