Bacolod Philippines Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for Saturday, 11 December 2021
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Announcement:5 October 2019
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:11 December 2021 by Taniela B. Wakolo
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Total Floor Area:26,700 square feet
The Bacolod Philippines Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On October 6, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Bacolod Philippines Temple was released.
On October 6, 2021, the location for the Bacolod Philippines Temple was announced as a 12.3-acre site located on Bacolod Airport Access Road, north of Buri Road. The single-story temple will be approximately 26,700 square feeet. An 18,000-square-foot ancillary building will also be constructed housing patron accommodations, an arrival center, and a distribution center.
The Bacolod Philippines Temple, the country's seventh, was announced by President Russell M. Nelson on October 5, 2019, at the 189th Semiannual General Conference. Bacolod is the second most populous city in the Visayas following Cebu City. It is located on Negros Island in Western Visayas and is the capital of the Negros Occidental province. Known as "The City of Smiles," the Saints of Bacolod were all smiles when plans for the temple were announced. There are currently three stakes in Bacolod with a total of nine stakes and four districts on the island. Members of the Church on Negros Island currently travel to the island of Cebu to participate in temple ordinances at the Cebu City Philippines Temple.1
The Bacolod Philippines Temple will be the seventh temple built in the Philippines and the second built in the Visayas, following the Cebu City Philippines Temple (2010).
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.