(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.

The 2009 Lake Mainit Flood in Photos

Heavy rains in Mainit started 11 January 2009 and is still on-going!

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The swimming pool submerged by the flood!

A resident flashes her smile despite the devastation!

The entrance of Mainit National High School (MNHS) in flood waters.

Sections of the BLISS Housing Community.

The corner of Mondano and Francisco Sts., in Purok Rosal, Brgy. Quezon. See comparative photo of 2005 and 2006 here.

The municipal disaster monitoring board, as of 16 January 2009.

Photos: Vice Mayor Jessnar Mosende and Councilor Al Roding Behagan
Jan 18, 2009

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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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