(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.

Brgy Quezon of Mainit SDN is Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa

President Aquino awards outstanding barangay courts
Posted December 13, 2011

President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the presidential awards for this year’s most outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa or barangay courts in the country in a ceremony held at Malacanang.
The President bestowed the awards to 12 barangays whose lupons were proclaimed as most outstanding barangay courts for 2011 under the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) program being spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Read more HERE.

"For most outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in fourth to sixth class municipalities, national winner, Lupong Tagapamayapa of Brgy Quezon, Mainit, Surigao del Norte"...

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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.

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