(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.

Pidjanga of UN Country Team with GMA, JDV

If you have grabbed a copy of today's (October 11, 2007) issue of Manila Bulletin (or has visited its online version -, you might have seen your fellow Pidjanga (The Pidjanga Blogger) in front page and standing as a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the Philippines having a Photo Op with President GMA and House Speaker JDV.

The UN presented to the government of the Philippines the Mid-Term Progress report on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It seems that we have high probability of achieving our goals in the area of poverty and hunger, child mortality, HIV and malaria, and environment by 2015. However, we need to scale up our responses to be able to address the problem of universal primary education, maternal health, and reproductive health.

The download link for the speeches and powerpoint presentations made during the MDG Progress Report at Manila Hotel will be at:

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Oct 11, 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.

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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