(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.

Batch 1991 at 2008 MNHS Alumni

So glad to finally see the photos of my Batchmates during the recently concluded 2008 MNHS Grand Alumni Homecoming. Thanks to Verna Mosende Manliguez for uploading the photos in our Pidjanga Multiply.

During the opening parade, my batchmates in full Batch Uniform. (Thanks to sponsors especially to Ana Lauron-Bedell, who despite injuring her ankle and braving the wintry Boston neighborhood, found some time to send in her contributions, and of course to other anonymous donors which made our batch reunion very successful. Special thanks to Konsehal Nonong for coordinating, labina pagtapal nan mga kuyang... hehehe!)

Batch 1991 proudly showing Batch 1991...

Peace and happiness flashing during the coronation night. Bagan waya mangatiguyang... feeling High School gihapon!

Tan-awa an ato konsehal... in the midst of classmates... feeling gadjud young... aw, matud pa, feel at home!

Gladly taking a souvenir with Ma'am Liliosa Garrido...

And with Sir Ramon Botona...

See the rest of MNHS Batch 1991 Photos during the 2008 Grand Alumni Homecoming here. The 1991 issue of the The Lake, our graduation souvenir program here. The complete list (with photo) of the 1991 Batch here.

Kitakits next homecoming - December 2009.
Photos: Verna Manliguez

Jan 1, 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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