(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.

Guob na sab 2009

One of the Pidjanga Advocacies is to address the chronic flooding (guob) in Lake Mainit (see here or the sidebar).

You may recall that the 2006 guob has cost millions of damages (here) and has affected hundreds of families (see the Mainit Lake flooding in pictures: Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4).

This phenomenon, just like the annual flooding of the Nile River in Egypt, is SO COMMON and SO REGULAR, that we seem to REACT only when we see Mainitnons, children, families evacuating to Quezon Elementary School, to the Catholic Convent, and to other evacuation centers.

Around the same time last year, LMDA has provided both immediate and long term solutions to the GUOB which I blogged here.

Jaon kahay mamati? Balita-i rakan ako kun ugaling jaon nay bisan nulaong lamang na "uy, unhon kaha nato iton?".

Nan, GUOB na man sab kuman. Abot na kuno sa BLISS! Kanin-o problema ini? Kan Mayor Ramon? Kan Vice Mayor Jessnar? Kan Konsehal Nonong sanan ija kaibanan sa konseho? Kan Kapitan Pepe? Kan Mano Onyot?

Syalan rakan!

(Thanks to the updates of Ybong, Nonong, Jerry, Monmon and Mano Onyot)

Jan 14, 2009

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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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