An Inspiring View of the Alabang Philippines Temple
The spire of the Alabang Philippines Temple rises high above the canopy of shade trees growing in a green space of Filinvest City. The graceful taper of the structure helps to lift eyes heavenward, above the commotion of the streets below. "Clearly, when we baptize, our eyes should gaze beyond the baptismal font to the holy temple. The great garner into which the sheaves should be gathered is the holy temple" (Neal A. Maxwell).
Exterior of Alabang Philippines Temple Nears Completion
Stone cladding of the exterior walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple is nearing completion. Work began about a year ago at the southeast corner and progressed up and around the building over the months that followed. The upper levels of scaffolding have been removed from the steeple. An accommodation center stands behind the temple, which was painted in a complementary but slightly warmer tone.
Exterior Stone of the Alabang Philippines Temple Revealed
As scaffolding is removed from the exterior walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple, stone cladding is being revealed on the street side of the building where passing motorists can admire the holy beauty of this house of the Lord. The stone is attached in a handsome stack bond pattern, and ornamented window headers feature a flower design over a textured background.
Exterior of Alabang Philippines Temple Accommodation Center Revealed
The majority of scaffolding has been removed from the three-story accommodation center that sits behind the Alabang Philippines Temple. The off-white exterior will complement the light-colored stone being used to clad the temple exterior. The future landscaped grounds will coordinate beautifully with the palm trees that are planted in the street median east of the buildings.
Cladding Reaches the Top of the Alabang Philippines Temple Spire
Exterior cladding of the Alabang Philippines Temple has reached the top of the spire. The attachment of stone began last year and has progressed over the months that followed. There is currently one operating temple on the Philippines' largest island of Luzon, located in Metro Manila. The Urdaneta Philippines Temple will be Luzon's second temple, and the Alabang Philippines Temple will be the third. Three additional temples have been announced for Naga, Santiago, and Tuguegarao City.
Exterior Cladding of the Alabang Philippines Temple Visible
Last night's sunset at the Alabang Philippines Temple site was beautifully captured by phone. The mesmerizing glow of the sun brightened the feathery clouds that hung over the temple where a portion of the exterior cladding has been revealed. The light-colored stone coordinates with the coloring of the accommodation center that sits behind the temple. The buildings have been under construction for nearly 34 months.
Tower Crane Removed from the Alabang Philippines Temple Site
The tower crane that stood on the Alabang Philippines Temple site has been removed. The mighty machine was used to lift and suspend heavy loads like steel beams and columns during heavy framing. However, construction of the temple and accommodation center is well advanced, and the structure is no longer needed. Stone cladding of the temple exterior continues.
Missionaires Visit the Alabang Philippines Temple
On their most recent preparation day, a group of missionaries serving in the Philippines Cavite Mission visited the construction site of the Alabang Philippines Temple. The impressive edifice soars above the intersection of Filinvest Avenue and Corporate Avenue in the township of Filinvest City. Scaffolding remains around the temple, as work continues on cladding the exterior.
Cladding the Facade of the Alabang Philippines Temple
Stone cladding has moved up the facade of the Alabang Philippines Temple and reached the top of the second story. Over twenty rows of scaffolding were erected to reach the top of the spire frame. The high-rise buildings behind the temple are part of a mixed-use development that includes condominium towers, office space, and retail centers. The temple has been under construction for two-and-a-half years.
Stone Cladding the Alabang Philippines Temple
Behind a maze of scaffolding planks and standards, stone cladding moves up the exterior walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple while abundant construction activity continues on the interior. The temple and adjoining housing facility are rising on a 2.6-acre property in Filinvest City, a central business district that began to be developed in 1995 on former farmland.
Interior Work on the Alabang Philippines Temple Ramping Up
Job advertisements are being published for finishing carpenters, finishing masons, and gypsum board installers to work on the Alabang Philippines Temple project. While crews continue to install finishes on the building's exterior, additional crews are needed on the interior to install walls, ceilings, casings, and millwork. The temple will join the Manila Philippines Temple to serve the large Church membership in the Manila Metro.
Preparing for Exterior Wall Finishes on the Alabang Philippines Temple
Scaffolding has returned to the exterior walls of the Alabang Philippines Temple, as crews prepare for exterior wall treatments and finishes. The steel frame for the steeple was installed over the main entrance last month with the help of a crane. Behind the temple, the three-story accommodation center is also progressing. In the window openings, frames and temporary sheeting have been installed.
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.