(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.


2013 Elections Complete list of winners
Mainit, Surigao del Norte
  1. Binga - Mr. Marcus Pegte (re-elected)
  2. Bobona-on - Mr. Rodrigo Teves Jr. (re-elected)
  3. Cantugas - Mr. Perfecto Galvez (new)
  4. Dayano - Mr. Ronnie Orcullo (re-elected)
  5. Mabini - Mr. Jundy Samosino (new)
  6. Magpayang - Mr. Marfredo Reporial (re-elected)
  7. Magsaysay (Pob.) - Mr. Antonio Salino (new)
  8. Mansayao - Mr. Rodelio Nopal (old, tossed-coin)
  9. Marayag - Mr. Larry Peril Jr. (re-elected)
  10. Matin-ao - Mr. Anthony Urquia (new)
  11. Paco - Mr. Cesar Alag (re-elected, no opponent)
  12. Quezon (Pob.) - Mr. Gaudencio Mondano (New)
  13. Roxas - Mr. Bebiano Febra (re-elected, no opponent)
  14. San Francisco - Mr. Baltazar Cosido (re-elected)
  15. San Isidro - Mr. Joel Oclarit (new)
  16. San Jose - Mr. Manuelito Egar (new)
  17. Siana - Mr. Raul Ajoc (new) 
  18. Silop - Mr. Eladio Endico Jr. (new)
  19. Tagbuyawan - Ms. Flora Pendulas (new)
  20. Tapi-an - Mr. Buloy Rein (re-elected)
  21. Tolingon - Ms. Lucila Basiga (re-elected)

(2 women, 19 men; 10 new, 11 re-elected)

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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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