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Maxaguian

Man with The Viewpoint "Santos ask what will become of his terraces. Aguian shrugs and says, they will go to any of his grandchildren who decide not to study at college. “Once the young ones go to school, they won’t come back.” Maximo’s seven-year-old grandson Tyrone walks up and down the walls of the rice paddies, never once losing his footing. Who knows, maybe one day he will inherit this piece of earth and continue to cultivate it. There is always hope.” Travel Mountains Maxaguian Portrait Diptych Diptych/Triptych Farmer Highlands Banaue Terraces Heritage Viewpoint Cordillera Ifugao Ethnic Unesco Philippines Child See complete photo set and full story on: www.fieldnotesofacasualtourist.tumblr.com. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram: fieldnotesofacasuatltourist
Man with The Viewpoint. "In high hopes for a clear and sunny weather, we prolonged our stay and played the waiting game. After a hard rain, Manong Max came into the scene from tending his paddies. Still with his red hard hat on, he greeted us with a welcoming smile. He put down his old, long and rustic shovel, his pair of black rubber boots, and sat down a few feet in front of us. Manong Max begins to ask questions of who we are and our business in Banaue. From the exchange of questions and answers between local and tourist, our simple conversation with him became lengthy until we unfolded an impending dilemma that is inevitable not to ignore." Travel Mountains Maxaguian Diptych/Triptych Diptych Farmer Highlands Banaue Terraces Heritage Viewpoint Cordillera Ifugao Ethnic Unesco Philippines Still Life Boots Bnw B&w B&w Photography Blackandwhite Blackandwhite Photography Black & White Hardhat  See complete photo set and full story on: www.fieldnotesofacasualtourist.tumblr.com. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram: fieldnotesofacasuatltourist
Man with The Viewpoint "First off, Maximo Aguian — "Manong Max” as we called him — is a retired septuagenarian geodetic engineer who worked in Manila back in the 80s. Upon retiring, he picked up a grubbing axe, a plow, and went back to his roots of being a farmer in Banaue. Second, he and his wife own the iconic two-hectare rice paddies printed on the back of a 1,000-peso bill. Third, but not least, the Philippine Government named the well-known tourist landmark in Banaue after him — Aguian Viewpoint." Travel Mountains Maxaguian Portrait Diptych/Triptych Diptych Farmer Highlands Banaue Terraces Heritage Viewpoint Cordillera Ifugao Ethnic Unesco Philippines See complete photo set and full story on: www.fieldnotesofacasualtourist.tumblr.com. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram: fieldnotesofacasuatltourist