(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.

My Pidjanga Wishes for 2008

Ambitious yet possible...
1. To successfully link WWF-Philippines with LMDA (c/o Engr Kaiser) on addressing annual flooding (guob) in Lake Mainit, and with Mamatpa (c/o Pastor Casera) on supporting mass tree planting ecosytem conservation.
2. To finish digitization project of the Mainit Parish Archives.
3. To continue advocacy for participatory governance i.e. local executives and councilors provide venue (online e.g. blogging or offline e.g. billboards, monthly newsletter, etc) for exchange of ideas and transparency between officials and the constituents of Mainit.
4. To start up SK Academy and the Balik Tudlo program.
5. To relaunch with new Pidjanga volunteers.

Let me know if you want to help. Email me at pidjangaATgmailDOTcom.

And WHAT ARE YOUR Pidjanga Wishes for 2008?

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Jan 1, 2008

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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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