(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've been looking for the complete lyrics of this very beautiful Visayan song which I first heard in the hinterlands of Mount Kitanglad of Bukidnon. I was there in 1997 on a month-long mission with the now Jesuit Priest, Fr. Jonjee Sumpaico, SJ.

Here's an excerpt:
Kay luyo sa mga panganod, Nagasidlak ang adlaw....

Pagkanindot palandungon
Ang mga nangaging panahon
Kaguol man kun kalipay
Ang tanan ay lumalabay

Pagkanindot nga mabuhi
Kun adunay ginamithi
O gugmang way katapusan
O gugmang hilabihan
I would love if an MP3 version is also available.

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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