(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.

Help me track the health budget of Mainit

The 2008 NATIONAL budget was signed into law by President Gloria M. Arroyo last Wednesday, 11 March 2008, with infrastructure projects and social services cornering a significant portion of the P1.227-trillion outlay in a bid to enable the country to weather an expected global economic slump.

The Department of Health budget increased by 100%. The challenge is to ensure that this flows to the provinces and municipalities... that this flows to the health system of our town!

If you are interested, please email me [here], so that I can share with you the 4-9 steps of being involved in health budget tracking.

Help our people exercise their right to health... be involved! Salamat daan!

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Mar 14, 2008

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Welcome to the online home of the Pidjangas from the Municipality of Mainit, Surigao del Norte, PHILIPPINES . Pidjanga, Pedianga, Pijanga, Pedjanga... amo ra ton... gikan sa ato danao! For comments and suggestion contact me at

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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