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Spire Frame Set Atop the Alabang Philippines Temple

The steel frame for the tall tapering spire of the Alabang Philippines Temple was set in place today on top of the tower frame. The steeple rises over the main entrance to the building, directing eyes heavenward. With the structural steel and concrete in place, exterior finishes can be applied including sealers, vapor barriers, insulation, and stone cladding.

Building the Frame for the Alabang Philippines Temple Tower

Scaffolding can be seen inside and outside the Alabang Philippines Temple as crews continue to build the structural components of the reinforced concrete building. The frame for the steeple is growing stronger, and work on the interior is in the early stages. Construction began just over two years ago. Three other temples are under construction in the Philippines including the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, Davao Philippines Temple, and Bacolod Philippines Temple.

Frames Installed for the Alabang Philippines Temple Steeple

Corner frames have been erected for the steeple body of the Alabang Philippines Temple. The frames will eventually support a tall tapering spire. With scaffolding removed from the front of the building, the beauty of the concrete and steel shell is on full display. The temple is one of four currently under construction in the Philippines. The others are the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, the Davao Philippines Temple, and the Bacolod Philippines Temple.

East Walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple Visible

Scaffolding has been removed from large sections of the Alabang Philippines Temple, offering a better look at the concrete body of the structure. On the front end of the temple where the steeple will rise, scaffolding remains. The concrete will be damp proofed before exterior cladding begins. Construction of the temple began two years ago shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Accommodation Center at the Alabang Philippines Temple

Gazing past the leaves that hang over Civic Drive in the barangay of Alabang, the concrete walls and windows opening are visible for the accommodation center that stands behind the Alabang Philippines Temple. The sizeable facility will provide a place for patrons who have traveled long distances to be received and to stay overnight. Work continues on building the walls for the temple steeple.

Building the Alabang Philippines Temple Tower

Construction of the tower walls over the south-facing Alabang Philippines Temple is making headway. The temple stands in a beautifully developed area of Muntinlupa City in Metro Manila. It is an exciting time for temple construction in the Philippines where Houses of the Lord are rising in three other cities including Urdaneta, Davao, and Bacolod. Temples have also been announced for Cagayan de Oro and Tacloban City.

Rebar in Place for the Alabang Philippines Temple Tower

A view of the south side of the Alabang Philippines Temple shows the reinforcing steel bar over the entrance cutout that will strengthen the concrete walls of the base of the steeple. Just behind the temple, structural work is advancing simultaneously on a patron housing facility. The temple stands in a beautiful urban setting on the south end of Metro Manila immediately adjacent to the meandering Alabang River.

Alabang Philippines Temple Reaches New Heights

The concrete exterior walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple have reached new heights, as seen from the sidewalk along Filinvest City's Corporate Avenue. Steel bar has been set for the top section of wall, but the shuttering has not yet been installed. The east side of the temple features a series of narrow windows that will bring natural light to the rooms and spaces on the first and second floors.

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.

Location Clarified for the Greater Manila Philippines Temple

The official Mormon Newsroom Facebook page for the Philippines has provided Alabang, Muntinlupa City, as a more specific location for the temple planned for the greater Manila, Philippines, area.