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Few know a tribe on Boracay was evicted to make way for tourism. Could a road through the forest do the same to the Dumagat people living in another part of the Philippines?

Jefferey V. Natvidad, 35, one of the emerging leaders of the Dumagat tribe in Dibut, a village in the province of Aurora. (Photos by Christy Yip)

AURORA, Philippines: Riding in a motorcycle sidecar with a mere wooden plank for a seat, I held on for dear life with one hand while the other captured the tumultuous 90-minute journey on camera.

This was my grand introduction to the sleepy coastal village of Dibut, north of Metro Manila.

Although balancing on the kolong kolong was a workout for me, ...