(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.


Everyday, during my elementary days in MCES, we start the day by having a class program. I often get to be the emcee, and the first words of the day will be "the first part of the program is..."

I miss those days...


I think we have a shortage of elementary songs (Guavas are ripe; Negritos of the mountain; Katipunan; Flowers in June; uno pa adto?) and so even "street songs" are also rendered. Here's one popularized by Inggoy (will feature him later), and with the lack of title, my classmates call it "Mas".

Okay, Pidjanga class, the first part of our program is a group singing by everybody. The title of our song is Mas:
Masbate, siyudad ang Manila
Manila, atbang sa Tacloban
Iloilo, Agusan, America, Cagay-an
Mainit, Surigao, among puluy-anan
Ikaw ra day, ang akong pinili
Ikaw ra day
Ikaw ra day
Sumpay sa kinabuhi
Clap, clap, clap!

As soon I generate enough courage to sing it and record in MP3, I will make it available for you to download. I asked around the kids born in the late 90's... hmmm, dili na sila kahibayo!

Post: Zimm (
Jan 19, 2008

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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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