(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.

BANGKAL Trees along Lake Mainit Shores

2006 - 2015
Bitan-ag Eastern Shores (2015)
Panayakpan Western Shores (2006, 2009, 2013)
Despite the oppositions (dili iton manubo, mangamatay ra iton, gub-an ra)
Despite the criticisms (photo-op ra iton, pakitang tawo, ningas-cogon)
Despite the apathy (tamagtigbas, tagsunog, taghiktan)
Despite all these... the TREES GREW because a number of YOU believed in our advocacy!
Salamat sa nutu-o... salamat sa nusuporta... salamat sa nagmahal nan danao ta!


Dili ra diri sa mga baybay nan Barangay Quezon... kundili an kapin sa 20 ka Coastal Barangays sa upat ka Lungsod sa Mainit, Alegria, Kitcharao sanan Jabonga. Lukpon ta an 62 kilometers na baybay nan Bangkay (Bangkal) sanan Susot. Ibalik ta an kagana nan danaw!

JOIN me and our concerned groups in staging an ambitious Lake Mainit Reforestation. Let's support the 10th year Tree Planting Project this 2016! (Details to follow).
The photos below give you the 7-month old Bangkal trees planted along the Western Shore of the Lake (Bitan-ag)... main project of Mainitnon Gihapon facebook group in partnership with Barangay Quezon last May 2015.

The rest of the photos are trees growing big in the Eastern Shore of the Lake (Panayakpan), product of previous Tree Planting projects with Mainit Dot Org, Tambayayong MainitInc, in partnership with LMDA, Municipal Governemnt and SNCAT/SSCT.


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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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