(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.

Tagbuyawan + Tambulayag - MAMATPA Paradise

Tambulayag view.

Tambulayag beach.

Tambulayag beach rock. (We can name it in Minainit too... suggestions please!)

A Mamatpa-hired tree planter. Background: Tambulayag.

Lake Mainit side. The sun was already high hence bad angle for the lens. But Pastor Casera says this is spectacular at night especially on a full moon.

The cemented road from the Mamatpa point, going down to Tambulayag.

The Mamatpa summit. We brought the Innova and in my calculation, Mamatpa is just less than 30 minutes from Poblacion Mainit.

Post: Zimm (
Aug 30, 2007

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Welcome to the online home of the Pidjangas from the Municipality of Mainit, Surigao del Norte, PHILIPPINES . Pidjanga, Pedianga, Pijanga, Pedjanga... amo ra ton... gikan sa ato danao! For comments and suggestion contact me at

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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