He climbed a tree and scaled the rocky clifts in flipflops just to get us the best shots from our trip. He made some of my unusual photographic requests possible even when it was not in the itinerary. People greeted him whether we were travelling along the national highway, walking around a village or an open field. "You could run for mayor and win, Roger!" I joked. He laughed hard but shook his head. "I have no interest in politics." he replied with his booming voice. Most of all, he was always ready to lend a hand to get things moving.
If you ever need a tour guide in Batanes, I highly recommend Roger.