When we get to a place for the first time, like in Tabuk in the province of Kalinga, one of the first questions we ask is if there is a river nearby. Why a river? You see, rivers occupy a special place in human society. That's where people live, fish, or farm their crops. It's also the gateway to travel in mountainous terrain. Interested in photographing the local lifestyle? Find a river and follow it. The locals, and how they live, will not be far behind. Enjoy.
(Pixel-Peepers: Rivers have a tendency to wind, and if get yourself to a high-enough vantage point, you will see exactly what that means. The best time to shoot a winding river is early in the morning, when there's still a little mist in the air and when the water reflects the sky above. Don't forget to take your polarizer off because those are the few times you want the water to reflect! 28mm at f/8.)