(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.


I am not sure if any of your folks in Mainit have used the term "taburete". My Lolo Bitoy and Lola Tisay use the term very often referring to a type of chair without back and arm rests now commonly called "stool" both in Minainit and in English.

Here's one that is rightly called "INGKORANAN" (or chair). I wrote it in capital letters signifying its size... this must be the LARGEST ingkoranan in the world (well, the largest that I have seen).

This is in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva. This wasn't here last year. This new Geneva landmark must have been constructed fairly recently.

I did not see any official name of this mammoth sculpture, so may I propose that it be called the "Three-legged Taburete of Geneva" (Three-legged Chair of Geneva).

Still below that giant taburete... but with the flags of UN Member States in the background.

Hmmm... hain na kaha an kodak nan ato fiesta!!! Kun aya pa gadjud... I'll just start posting photos of Mainit landmarks which I took last August 2007.

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Oct 8, 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.

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