(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.

A Singing Pidjanga Priest - Fr. Ricky, MSC

I told you, we have great Pidjanga singers and composers. Naghuyat ra an iban kurukon!

Here's some of the many that Fr. Ricky Bermudez, MSC, a Pidjanga, composed and personally arranged and rendered via YouTube.

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Aurora , City of Lights

Hear or watch more of his compositions here.

I remember Fr. Ricky as one of the altar boys in Mainit and the man on the keyboards leading the choir during Sunday masses officiated by Fr. Peter Rosenhart, MSC (circa late 1980s) . I believe Jomarie is also a product of the Mainit Parish choir.

(Got the link from DFish's blog at
Nov 29, 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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