Tacloban City Philippines Temple

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President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of another temple for the Philippines on October 3, 2021. The Tacloban Philippines Temple will be constructed in the Eastern Visayas region of the country.[1][2]

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 Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple are in the planning and construction stages. In October 2022, President Nelson announced the construction of two more temples, the Naga Philippines Temple and the Santiago Philippines Temple

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 Tacloban 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


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