(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.

A Reachout From Within (Cain)

(My Beloved Hometown)
by Cain Lincuna
February 2006

Where are we heading
Are we equipped enough?
To make a difference
Are we resilient enough?
To recover from everyday sufferings

Where do we go?
Where are we going?
Where am I
Where are you
What do we care?
Do you really care?

How can we get out?
How do we reach out?
Without any reservation
We care, and we still care
When to get out
Where to reach out
From within reach
It is from within

About the Pidjanga:
Cain Lincuna is a New Jersey-based MDOer and is as staunch advocate of Information Technology. He shared this piece in the MDO egroup after learning the current disasters that struck our country and Mainit.

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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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