Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple
President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of another temple for the Philippines during his closing remarks at the Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference on April 1, 2018. The Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple will be constructed in the southern Philippines on the island of Mindanao—the second largest island in the Philippines with a population of over 27 million.
The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelagic country that consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Currently operating in the Philippines are the Manila Philippines Temple and the Cebu City Philippines Temple. The Urdaneta Philippines Temple, the Alabang Philippines Temple (a second temple for the greater Manila area), the Davao Philippines Temple, the Bacolod Philippines Temple, and the Tacloban City Philippines Temple are in the planning and construction stages.
The Philippines is home to more than 800,000 members of the Church meeting in 1,256 congregations. A few Filipinos joined the Church in the 1940s and 1950s, but missionary work did not begin in earnest until 1961. After that point, it accelerated quickly. By the end of the decade, the Church had a presence on eight major islands. In 1973 the first stake in the Philippines was organized.
The Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple is currently in the planning stages. No location has been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Temples in the Philippines
- Alabang Philippines Temple
- Bacolod Philippines Temple
- Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple
- Cebu City Philippines Temple
- Davao Philippines Temple
- Manila Philippines Temple
- Naga Philippines Temple
- Santiago Philippines Temple
- Tacloban City Philippines Temple
- Urdaneta Philippines Temple