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Sheathing the Exterior of the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Yellow sheathing boards are being attached to the Bacolod Philippines Temple to form the exterior surfaces of the 26,700-square-foot house of the Lord. Bacolod, known as "The City of Smiles," is located on the northwestern coast of the island of Negros. In April 2023, a temple was announced for the neighboring island of Panay, situated northwest of Negros. The Iloilo Philippines Temple will stand approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of the Bacolod Philippines Temple across the Guimaras Strait.
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Framing the Exterior Walls of the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Gorgeous green fields surround the Bacolod Philippines Temple site, located in a developing sector on the northern side of the city. Light-gauge metal framing is being secured to the exterior of the building, which will later be sheathed and clad. On the north side of the grounds, crews have excavated a trench and are forming structures for the storm drain system. Construction on the project began just over two years ago.
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Structural Frame in Place for the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Major structural framing has been erected for the Bacolod Philippines Temple, and the roof deck has been installed. Additional framing for the exterior and interior walls will move forward in the coming weeks. Work is also being carried out on installing an underground storm drain system. The climate in Bacolod shifts between a wetter season and a drier season, each about six months long.
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Structural Framing of the Bacolod Philippines Temple Underway

Framing for the superstructure of the Bacolod Philippines Temple is underway. Work began with framing the steeple pedestal, located at the center of the structure, followed by the body of the steeple. Several concrete pours have been made for the main level floor slab, and the concrete support for the baptismal font is in place. A two-story ancillary building is also under construction on site.
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Constructing the Steeple Frame for the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Construction is underway of the steeple frame for the Bacolod Philippines Temple. Foundation walls for the building are in place, and work has begun on installing the floor deck for the main level. The ancillary building has been framed and sheathed, and drywall installation is underway on the interior. Numerous building projects are underway in the booming city, which is considered the Philippines' third fastest growing economy.

Foundation Work at the Bacolod Philippines Temple Site

Concrete walls are being formed and poured in a large excavation pit at the Bacolod Philippines Temple site, located on the western side of Negros Island—the fourth largest island in the Philippines. Construction at the temple complex began late last year, and the general contractor is actively recruiting for positions like Civil Engineer, Safety Officer, and First Aider. It will be the sixth temple constructed in the Philippines.
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Excavation Underway for the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Motorists taking Circumferential Road at the north end of Bacolod can see the excavations taking place for the construction of the Bacolod Philippines Temple. Early activity at the site included ground clearing, trenching, and installing water lines. The temple property is located next to the beautiful Forbes Hill residential development. It is part of the larger Northill Gateway mixed-use development and lifestyle district.
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Construction Activity at the Bacolod Philippines Temple Site

Construction of the Bacolod Philippines Temple met delays following last year's groundbreaking event, but contractors and heavy equipment have arrived on site and stirred up activity. Signage has been posted to the blue fence that surrounds the property, giving a variety of precautions, instructions, and project information. Bacolod is the capital of the Negros Occidental province.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Bacolod Philippines Temple

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, president of the Philippines Area, presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bacolod Philippines Temple. He was joined by his counselors, Elder Steven R. Bangerter and Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, and their wives. Invited guests included Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran and other government officials, interfaith leaders, and local Church leaders and members. The 26,700-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 12.3-acre site on Bacolod Airport Access Road. An ancillary building will also be constructed to house an arrival center, patron housing, and distribution center. Videos, photographs, and additional information will be posted to the Church newsroom for the Philippines in the coming days.
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Details Announced for the Bacolod Philippines Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Bacolod Philippines Temple will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021, under the direction Elder Taniela B. Wakolo of the Seventy. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. The 26,700-square-foot temple be constructed on a 12.3-acre site located on Bacolod Airport Access Road, north of Buri Road. An 18,000-square-foot ancillary building will also be constructed housing patron accommodations, an arrival center, and a distribution center.