(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.

The Local Candidates - MAINIT, Surigao del Norte

Padajon Surigao Party
For Mayor: Mondano, Ramon (Brgy. Roxas)
For Vice Mayor: Paniamogan, Elmer T. (Brgy. Paco)
For Councilor:
1. Recabo, Cayetano (Brgy. Quezon)
2. Odtojan, Daday (Brgy. Matin-ao)
3. Paniamogan-Busa, Dolly (Brgy. Magsaysay)
4. Behagan, Nonong (Brgy. Magsaysay)
5. Reyes, Nelson R. (Brgy. Quezon)
6. Salino, Vicente M. (Brgy. Quezon)
7. Salino, Roxie S. (Brgy. Quezon)
8. Mosote, Arturo M. (Brgy. Quezon)

Lakas-CMD Party
For Mayor: Gatpolintan, Roger M. (Brgy. Quezon)
For Vice Mayor: Mosende, Jessnar C. (Brgy. Quezon)
For Councilor :
1. Basiga, Lucila F. (Brgy. Tolingon)
2. Basmayor, Raul P. (Brgy. Mabini)
3. Diamola, Ale A. (Brgy. Quezon)
4. Endico, Eladio Jr. B. (Brgy. Bobonoaon)
5. Mosende, Ronnie N. (Brgy. Quezon)
6. Paloma, Joan Christine R. (Brgy. Quezon)
7. Urquia, Anthony P. (Brgy. Matin-ao)
8. Villapane, Ceasar R. (Brgy. Quezon)

Pidjanga Notes: Hinaut pa unta ila mahipahibayo sa katawhan an ila plataporma del gobyerno dakan maradjaw an ila pagpili na sumusunod na opisyales nan Mainit. If you want to send in your messages for the candidates email me or text 0917-800-4557.

By the way, it seems that the top five councilors (click here) of the Pidjanga mock election held last month indeed joined the race this year. The tandems for mayoralty and vice-mayoralty race also did turn out to be the official tandems for the election.

I just wish that the top five ISSUES raised by the Pidjanga readers would be also be the main issues to to be raised and supported by these candidates.

(Top Issues to Address: 1. Livelihood / Employment for Mainitnon; 2. Tourism; 3. Completion of Public Market; 4. Concreting of Roads; 5. Peace and Order)

Apr 1, 2007

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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.

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