(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.

Bangkal Trees - Nice View

Got news from Forester Jerry Acero of SNCAT that our September 2006 Tree Planting project (related posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) is now providing a nice view of our lake shore in Mainit. Together with LMDA, headed by its manager Engr. Kaiser Recabo, they are currently conducting follow-up operations in the area e.g pagayas, abono, etc.

Both Jerry and Kaiser plan to take photos of the tree planting site. I am looking forward to receive them and post here.

I haven't asked but I think that the budget for this operation is currently being shouldered by LMDA.

Pidjangas and Mainitnons... ATO INI! Once again, in behalf of the Mainitnons and its children, thank you sponsors for this wonderful, wonderful gift. Your continued support is highly appreciated.

Jul 17, 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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