His name is Lagitan from Bayninan, a village of Banaue in Ifugao, Philippines. Mamerto is an Ifugao Mombaki or Shaman. He immigrated to the United States in 1991 and now lives in Albany, Ohio. His is building Ifugao traditional huts to establish a self-sustaining village. He is an amazing wood carver, sculptor and spiritualist amongst other things. See images of his progress.
About the design: This a fairly new design contructed in February 2015 as a Pro Bono site to support my good friends Mamerto and Willie.