Farmers plant rice in the rain-fed rice fields of Mapangpang, Munoz despite the erratic rain pattern and the rising cost of fuel. If the rains won't come, the water pumps will have to do the irrigating. But if gas prices would become too high, then the rice plants will have to be "aborted" or allowed to wither away. The gawat season or lean months have extended for most Filipino rice farmers.
Nikon D40 (RTL TV Rice Crisis Documentary Shoot, July 2008)