The town of Bontoc in the Mountain Province is located in a sliver of a valley beside the mighty Chico river. At sunset, the valley glows golden from pregnant rice fields. And what a sight it is.
But you can tell progress is consuming Bontoc. In many places, concrete buildings have sprout where they used to plant rice... ensuring that a scene like this will soon be golden no more. Pack your bags and see it before it's too late. It's an 11-hour drive that will be worth your while. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: I've created panoramas before with a special lens on a tripod. It's the serious photographer's way to depict really wide scenes. But this is the first time for me to take up to 8 shots handheld, and then stitch them together with smart software. The final product isn't as sharp, I found several places where pixels have been stretched, but for purpose other than a fine art print, it does the job. Try it today.)