(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.

Mainit LGU Website (2010)

In cooperation with the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA), the Local Government Unit of Mainit has launched an LGU website at

Thanks Manoy Onyot (kaiser), Johny, and the rest of your team for realizing this long awaited ONLINE PRESENCE of our town's officials, achievements, accomplishments, people, features, and lot more!

KUDOS too to Mayor Ramon Mondano and his team for finally exerting the final effort to push realization of the website project!

I encourage every Pidjanga reader to visit the Mainit website particularly the beautiful photos of Lake Mainit and the new Kasili Lakeside Resort.

By August 2010, the Pidjanga blog will be 5 years old. I think by then, both LMDA and the Mainit website will be fully featuring what I have been posting here. I've already thought of "retiring" last year, so I think by mid-2010, that will be realized. Let's see.

Once again, kudos and this is a very good new years gift to all Mainitnons and Pidjangas.


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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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