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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 at the corner of Bacolod Airport Access Road and Buri 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.

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.