(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.

2006 Adopt-a-Tree Project - Panayakpan

Marajao karadjao, Mindanao!

As of today, May 10, 2006 (Wednesday):
of the 250 trees (92%) have already been adopted for the MDO Tree Planting Day on September 16, 2006. (See list of sponsors here).

Daghang salamat!

Thank you sponsors!

As of May 9, 2006 (Tuesday):
135 trees of the 250 (54%) have already been adopted for the MDO Tree Planting Day on September 16, 2006. (See list of sponsors here).

Please help us by adopting a tree (click here) or by spreading this call (Cut and paste the following to your email messages, websites, and/or blogs):

Save Mainit Lake - Support our 2006 Adopt-a-Tree Project

Project Brief
MDO Tree Planting Day (Adopt-a-Tree Project)
September 16, 2006 – 5am to 9am
Panayakpan Watershed Area
Lake Mainit, Mainit, Surigao del Norte

1. Mainit National High School (MNHS)
  • preparation of the panayakpan tree planting site;
  • mobilization of 4th year students during the tree planting day;
  • preparation of 250 (or more) triangular tree guards;
  • preparation of 100 Talisay seedlings;
  • provision of lakeside tent for tree planting participants and sponsors.
2. Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT)
  • preparation of 250 Bangkal seedlings;
  • technical assistance on the tree planting procedures;
  • assistance in the maintainance and growing of trees.
3. Mainit Parish Youth
  • coordination of tree planting activities;
  • preparation of nametags for the tree planting participants and sponsors;
  • preparation of NUMBER and NAME TAGS OF TREES (named after the sponsors).
4. Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA)
  • assistance in the preparation of the panayakpan tree planting site;
  • assistance in the maintainance and growing of trees.
5. Mainit Dot Org, Inc (MDO)
  • project coordination; fund raising/identification of sponsors;
  • project financial management (c/o MDO Treasurer Didik);
  • promotions (websites, blog, signages - tarpaulin/video/multimedia, etc).
6. Local Government Unit of Mainit
  • provision of transportation (truck);
  • provision of equipments for planting (hoe, shovel, karomata, etc);
  • safety management (first aid, security, etc)
By: Zimmbodilion Y. Mosende
May 10, 2006

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1 comment:

peterlavina said...

Keep up the good work Peter/Zimm.
Tokayo I am also a tree planting advocate. Visit my wife's blog, she posted an old photo there showing us as yoiung college student leaders preparing to plant in Zamboanga City (
Salamat and best wishes!

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