Kinatarcan Island Development Plan

One thing that the people of the Philippines have noticed over the years is higher temperatures and an increase in the intensity of tropical storms and typhoons. Fr. Aladdin Luzon, OSA, of the Basilica of Santo Niño in Cebu has many projects on Kinatarcan Island, which was devastated by the super Typhoon Yolanda, also called Haiyan, killing over 6300 people, in 2013. One of the projects involves an experimental design for a typhoon-proof structure called the Balay-Bao or “turtle house,” named for its curved concrete roof.    See the development program on YouTube at