(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.


Nan una, sa amo ludjo

Hamok prutas nanubo
Tinanom nan amo popo

Tingbunga na gani
Kabataan magkapuliki
Dinayagay dali-dali

An iban lahi an banat
Sa tag-ija, igmat
Makatuyog na gani, hala kawat

An permi hinuyat namo
Guno, an singgit ni Popo
Ilog nan hinog, labi na dagko

May kaimito, mangga
balimbing, uyabana
Santol, Atimoya

Matay kuman hinoon
Aya nay prutas guno-unon
Sa ludjo aya nay tanom

mga kabataan gani kuno
dili na mahibayo
unoy ipasabot nan guno


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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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