Church Officials Visit the Alabang Philippines Temple
Elder Steven R. Bangerter and Elder Yoon Hwan Choi of the Philippines Area presidency recently visited the Alabang Philippines Temple construction site with Edgardo Fernando, Director of Temporal Affairs, and their spouses. The construction crew just celebrated one million man-hours without lost-time injury. Currently, the structural walls of the temple and accompanying housing facility are being erected.
Building the Upper Walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple
The Alabang Philippines Temple has grown a little taller as work commences on building the upper walls of the sacred structure. The temple will stand among the skyscrapers of Filinvest City—a master-planned urban development in Alabang described as "a residential haven, central business district, leisure destination, learning and education zone, and medical and wellness hub." The 600-acre township also boasts lush, green landscapes.
Pouring Concrete for the Structural Walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple
The concrete structural walls for the east side of the Alabang Philippines Temple can be seen rising above the blue construction barrier that surrounds the property. Behind the temple, work is progressing concurrently on the adjoining housing facility as seen from the sidewalk along Corporate Avenue in Filinvest City. Two other temples are under construction in the Philippines including Urdaneta Philippines Temple and the Davao Philippines Temple.
Alabang Philippines Temple Reaches Heavenward
A gentle breeze weaves through the columns of reinforcing steel bar and nearby trees at the Alabang Philippines Temple construction site. The rebar stands well above the blue construction fence surrounding the property, ready to become part of the concrete walls and columns that will form the main structure of the building. Ground was broken for the temple 11 months ago on June 4, 2020.
Installing a Tower Crane at the Alabang Philippines Temple Site
The Alabang Philippines Temple construction crew has been largely focused on building the substructure for the temple complex, but the installation of a tower crane indicates that preparations are underway for building above ground. Steel bars have been visible over the construction barrier for several weeks now, which will later be enclosed in concrete forms for the exterior walls of the buildings.
Excavation for the Alabang Philippines Temple
Taken from the vantage point of an adjacent high-rise building, a new photograph of the Alabang Philippines Temple site shows the excavation activity that is underway for the substructure of the building. The barangay of Alabang was formerly a farming district that has since become a major commercial center of skyscrapers surrounding a sprawling shopping mall known as Festival Alabang or "Festi" for short.
A Glimpse at the Alabang Philippines Temple Site
Steady activity has been underway at the Alabang Philippines Temple site since the groundbreaking was held in early June. Construction aggregate was spread around the sites for the temple and the housing facility to create staging surfaces for the construction equipment. Piling and drilling rigs have been among the heavy machinery on site, helping to build a solid foundation for the temple, which will sit on moist soil next to the meandering Alabang River.
Groundbreaking Highlights Video Released for the Alabang Philippines Temple
"This is a beautiful place that the Lord has chosen. Through revelation and guidance, it has been found and is now being dedicated to the building of a temple," said Elder Evan Schmutz, Philippines Area President, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Alabang Philippines Temple held on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The small but sacred service was scaled down to a handful of members to comply with General Community Quarantine (GCQ) rules in place in Metro Manila. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Schmutz stated, "[W]e dedicate this chosen ground for the construction of the Alabang Philippines Temple as a house of holiness, a house to be built in Thy Son’s name wherein the important work of salvation may be done." Special moments from the ceremony have been released in a groundbreaking highlights video.
Small Ceremony Marks the Commencement of Construction in Alabang
A small group of Church leaders gathered to the Alabang Philippines Temple site today to break ground on the temple complex. Elder Evan A. Schmutz, president of the Philippines Area, presided. He was accompanied by his wife, Cindy; first counselor, Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, and his wife, Anita; and second counselor, Elder Steven R. Bangerter, and his wife, Susann. The service was held a few days after quarantine restrictions were eased in Metro Manila to General Community Quarantine status, allowing religious gatherings of a limited number of people. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Area Presidency was directed to conduct the ceremony, with government coordination and approval, one month after it had been originally scheduled.
Alabang Philippines Temple Groundbreaking Postponed
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Alabang Philippines Temple has been postponed due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, with Elder D. Todd Christofferson presiding. The groundbreaking is now anticipated to occur the first week of June. The site was cleared late last year in preparation for construction.
Alabang Philippines Temple Rendering Revealed
The official rendering of the Alabang Philippines Temple has been released to the public. The white two-story building will be constructed at the corner of Filinvest Avenue and Corporate Avenue in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for May 2, 2020.
Groundbreaking Set for the Alabang Philippines Temple
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Alabang Philippines Temple on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. However, the service will be broadcast to stake centers within the temple district. Alabang is a barangay (or district) of Muntinlupa—a city located on the south side of Metro Manila. President Thomas S. Monson announced this temple for the greater Manila, Philippines, area. An artistic rendering of the building has not yet been released.
Groundbreaking Plans Underway for Temple in Greater Manila Area
On Sunday, January 12, 2020, members of the groundbreaking committee were set apart for the Alabang Philippines Temple, which was announced as a temple to be constructed in the greater Manila, Philippines, area. Auditions are being accepted for the choir with about three months of rehearsals ahead. As yet, no official announcement has been made of the date of the groundbreaking ceremony or the exact location of the temple, but local members report it will be built at the corner of Filinvest Avenue and Corporate Avenue in Alabang.