(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.

Mining in Mainit

MDOer Monyx has recently shared a website featuring some mining claims within the juridisction of Mainit.

Here's the link:

The area in the above picture could be part of that claim. Our LGU must know that mining activities are currently going on in our town. I wonder whether our mayor, Hon. Roger Gatpolintan, or our Municipal Council are aware of the Mindoro projects. The environmental and social impacts of such projects should be shared to the Mainitnon population who will be affected.

We would gladly hear our town officials' comments on this. They may email us here.

By: Zimmbodilion Mosende
Photo By: Jomarie LibarnesNovember 2005

Jun 19, 2009

1 comment:

gaiL said...

unta maka-abot pud ko aning nindot ninyo na lugar.

Maradjao karadjao, Pilipinas!

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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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