(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 danao...

It is our danao (lake)... but let me savour these photos and claim this post as "my danao".

Some of the snapshots during our Lake Mainit tour last 16 April 2006 via Commander Yonie (our pumpboat).

The "limestones" along the shores of San Roque in Alegria (around 30 minutes from Mainit proper). It forms like a mini-cove. Can I call this Pidjanga Cove? Actually, I took photos of the "suloy" (similar to tiny swordfishes) in this area.

We were so lucky to see several wild ducks (locally known as gamaw) from about 20 minutes from Mainit proper. I think I have around 10 snapshots of them. Will upload the rest later.

The row of boats from the baybay (lakeshore). I was told that some of these were actually from fishermen of the Municipality of Jabonga. There are certain times of the year where Jabonganons come to Mainit to fish.

The Pidjanga Blogger... sa ibabao nan danao naglutao-lutao!

Jul 09, 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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