Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Winners - Barangay Captains

Complete list of winners:
  1. Binga - Mr. Junie Sabote
  2. Bobona-on - Ms. Zalda Paniamogan
  3. Cantugas - Mr. Aurelio Kanpinan
  4. Dayano - Ms. Marivic Orcullo
  5. Mabini - Mr. Loloy Basmayor
  6. Magpayang - Mr. Bernal
  7. Magsaysay (Pob.) - Mr. Jorge Banzon
  8. Mansayao - Mr. Pepe Nopal
  9. Marayag - Mr. Cesario Mantong
  10. Matin-ao - Mr. Boy Mantilla
  11. Paco - Mr. Eduardo Alag
  12. Quezon (Pob.) - Mr. Pepe Mozar
  13. Roxas - Mr. Ramboy Mondano
  14. San Francisco - Mr. Boboy Diamola
  15. San Isidro - Mr. Roger Lareza
  16. San Jose - Mr. Rene Toka
  17. Siana - Mr. Mando/Lito Manliguez
  18. Silop - Mr. Jose Pagas
  19. Tagbuyawan - Ms. Arsenia Mota
  20. Tapi-an - Mr. Buloy Ren
  21. Tolingon - Ms. Sally Basiga
(4 women, 17 men)

(Reporters: Elvie Mosende, Nonong Behagan, Fred CaƱete, Ann Gatpolintan. TY dijo!)

Congratulations from the Pidjanga Community.

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Monday, October 29, 2007


I got reports that the election in Mainit today is generally peaceful. Konsehal Nonong will update us of the winners by tomorrow and Cyber Monyx will send us his photo documentations.

I am just saddened with the news that Mano Rudy Dejolde, incumbent Barangay Secretary of Magsaysay and retired Municipal Development Planning Officer, died last night due to heart attack. Our deepest condolences to the family. Wencyl, his son, has been a childhood friend, and Ma'am Lily, his first wife, was our Grade 4 teacher in MCES. May he rest in peace!

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Peaceful elections

Sending the electorate of Mainit, especially the youth voters, a warm Pidjanga wishes of HOPE - an honest, orderly and peaceful elections on Monday, 29 October 2007.

My nephew, Kenneth Wilven O. Mosende (I gave him this name, 16 years ago when Kuya Toto and I were also together in Cebu City. Kenneth is their firstborn) is running for SK Councilor in Magsaysay. I do hope that even though he, and ALL student candidates, is into politics now, he would PRIORITIZE his studies AT ALL TIMES.

Best wishes everyone!

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Friday, October 26, 2007

PAL crash landed in Butuan, Pidjangas on board SAFE

Just a few minutes ago, I got a message from Monyx reporting that the Manila-Butuan flight this morning crash landed at the Butuan airport. A number of Mainitnons were aboard (Badz Libarnes, Dodong Mozar, etc). No one was hurt.

Inquirer.net reports this in their breaking news.

People are going back home in time for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on Monday, October 29, 2007. It is a declared National Official Holiday.

I learned that the following contend for Barangay Chairmanship:
Quezon - Incumbent Brgy Captain Pepe Mozar and James Salino
Magsaysay - Former Vice Mayor Jorge Banzon and Former Councilor Yoyoy Moyon

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Arroyo pardons Estrada

Erap is FREE!

Pidjanga, umay bagto mo?

Read more at www.inquirer.net

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OPs in America Photos


I saw the list of Overseas Pidjangas in the Americas and indeed they are a critical mass. More power!

An common denominator nan ini na mga kodak si Dodong Jun... hehehe, rampa with full costumes pa gadjud. Video pleasssssssssssse!

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

An mga Pidjanga sa America

Overseas Pidjangas (OP) particularly those in the US had the 2nd Pidjanga Reunion yesterday. I really wish they had a very successful pistahan. (Sorry Ann, we just returned from CDO and had not the chance to upload the final call.)

Photos and updated will be available soon at http://mainitnonssaamerika.multiply.com.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Bugwan (Hypseleotris agilis)

Response letter of LMDA to a graduate student of Oregon State University conducting a research on Hypseleotris agilis (locally known in Mainit as Bugwan)

Greetings from Lake Mainit!

The species you mentioned "hypseleotris agilis" is locally known as "Bugwan". According to Dr. P. Escudero a professor from MSU, Marawi City who visited the Lake Mainit in early 1994 that "bugwan" is endemic in Lake Mainit and was accidentally introduced in Lake Lanao when they took some species like Carpa and Tilapia from the BFAR hatchery in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte for fish dispersal in Lake Lanao. According to him, the Catalog of Philippine Fishes compiled by an Americans as early as 1910, Bugwan was only found in Surigao when Lake Mainit was still part of Surigao District.

Dr. Escudero was amazed to find out that Pidjanga (Glossogobius giurus) and Bugwan (Hypseleotris agilis) co-exist in Lake Mainit and they were caught at the same time and of the same fishing technique, without being a threat to each other. While in Lake Lanao, the native fish was declining due to introduction of Bugwan. This needs further research, indeed.

This phenomenon could be possible in Lake Mainit because it is the deepest lake in the Philippines with an average mean depth of 150 meters. Lake Mainit is also classified as an oligotrophic lake based on its physico-chemical, natural productivity, optical properties and morphometric characteristics (Tumanda, et. al. of MSU-Naawan Research Team).

I had a photocopy of the study by Mr. Galicia and Mr. Lopez of BFAR, Inland Fisheries and Aquatic Division which was presented to International Workshop in Muruay Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand in Feb. 2000 entitled "The Biology and Fishery of Indigenous Gobies of Mainit Lake". The paper presents the results of a 17-month study on the biology, fishery and population structures of Gobies (Order Gobioidea), Glossogobius giurus "Pidjanga" (Family Gobidea) and Hypseleotris agilis "Bugwan" (Family Eleotridea) caught by beach seine in Lake Mainit from August 1997 to December 1998. The study is a component of a research grant funded by the Spanish Government.

For more information you can visit the MSU-Naawan Reasearch Team at Naawan, Misamis Oriental.

They had also an ongoing research entitled "The Sustainability Fishery Management Program for Lake Mainit", The phase 1 is about stock assessment and species inventory of aquatic life.

Thank you.

Project Director, LMDA

Pidjanga notes: Salamat karadjaw Mano Kaiser for responding promptly to the inquiry of the researcher. We have successfully linked her too to the BFAR, MSU Naawam, MSU Marawi, and DOST. Salamat karadjaw Ngay Peter Sy for referring the researcher to me. The study and the relevant researches on this will greatly help in promoting sustainable development for our beloved Lake Mainit. This subject is also of very special interest to me as I hope to build up a substantive database of information about our lake and hopefully store them online at www.lakemainit.com, which I singlehandedly maintain. In the near future, I will personally request the Pidjanga Blog community to contribute any information or write ups or photos about Lake Mainit and make its online presence a real and substantive Cyber Danao. I trust that you'll help me on this. Zimm

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Eid Mubarak from Pidjanga Blogger

Eid Mubarak
to all our Muslim brothers and sisters especially the Pidjanga Muslims (Sotie and family, etc) and the Overseas Pidjangas living in Islamic Countries (Mana Joy in Cairo, Uncle Paps in Kuwait, Levie in UAE, etcetera).

Eid mubarak for a successful Eid ul-Fitr!

The Philippines is on HOLIDAY today!

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From the Manila Bulletin

Here's a bigger version of the Manila Bulletin frontpage photo. UNAIDS was misspelled as UN AID. My name is supposed to be Zimmbodilion too. It's funny how friends reacted when they saw this today. Among the cutest... "Bro, saw u in Mla Buletin, cut ko pra ipa frame, pakita ko frends ko pra sikat rin ako. kaw lang young, sila old pero same kayo hayt xcept gloria". Ang katawa ko gadjud!!!

(Click photo to enlarge)

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pidjanga of UN Country Team with GMA, JDV

If you have grabbed a copy of today's (October 11, 2007) issue of Manila Bulletin (or has visited its online version - www.mb.com.ph), you might have seen your fellow Pidjanga (The Pidjanga Blogger) in front page and standing as a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the Philippines having a Photo Op with President GMA and House Speaker JDV.

The UN presented to the government of the Philippines the Mid-Term Progress report on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It seems that we have high probability of achieving our goals in the area of poverty and hunger, child mortality, HIV and malaria, and environment by 2015. However, we need to scale up our responses to be able to address the problem of universal primary education, maternal health, and reproductive health.

The download link for the speeches and powerpoint presentations made during the MDG Progress Report at Manila Hotel will be at: www.undp.org.ph/downloads/mdg_2007.zip.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Welcome Siargaonon Online

The Pidjanga Blog Community congratulates all Siargaonon for the successful launch of its beautiful website www.siargaonon.com. More power!

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Monday, October 08, 2007


I am not sure if any of your folks in Mainit have used the term "taburete". My Lolo Bitoy and Lola Tisay use the term very often referring to a type of chair without back and arm rests now commonly called "stool" both in Minainit and in English.

Here's one that is rightly called "INGKORANAN" (or chair). I wrote it in capital letters signifying its size... this must be the LARGEST ingkoranan in the world (well, the largest that I have seen).

This is in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva. This wasn't here last year. This new Geneva landmark must have been constructed fairly recently.

I did not see any official name of this mammoth sculpture, so may I propose that it be called the "Three-legged Taburete of Geneva" (Three-legged Chair of Geneva).

Still below that giant taburete... but with the flags of UN Member States in the background.

Hmmm... hain na kaha an kodak nan ato fiesta!!! Kun aya pa gadjud... I'll just start posting photos of Mainit landmarks which I took last August 2007.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Photos from Fiesta

Saw in the CBOX your several requests for pictures of the last fiesta!

Lagi, kadugay!!!

Uno man na halajo man kita... an ato tag-request, aya pa makalugar. But please take note too that sending photos requires TIME and MONEY. So it is completely voluntary, where, we should be thankful for each and every item being sent here.

I am particularly excited on the photos where YOU, the Pidjanga Community, had been able to participate through your contributions... especially the mounting of a neon sign (cross) for the Catholic Church and the equipment augmentation for the MCES drum and bugle corps. I am extremely happy about it. I really hope, Konsehal Nonong, will have time to send those.

Missing the fight
WHAT I really hate traveling is missing important events! NO I love traveling, but at times, my travels hit VERY exciting schedules... and for THIS travel... it will be the Pacquiao-Barrera fight!

I will arrive Manila at 9PM on Sunday... and by that time, the fight is finished! Gee, I will miss the excitement! And the chanting "MANNY, MANNY, MANNY!"

New UNAIDS Building

The 10-month old UNAIDS building here in Geneva. Last year,when I was here, it was still being constructed. Former SG Kofi Annan inaugurated it last December 2006. WHO's HIV Unit holds office on the UNAIDS 5th Floor.

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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 www.cbcpnews.com and Surigao Today.

If you want to support the protection of Lake Mainit, contact me at pidjangaATgmailDOTcom or 0917-800-4557. Zimm/Peter/Pidjanga