Davao Philippines Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location officially announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
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Announcement:7 October 2018
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower
Total Floor Area:18,450 square feet
The Davao Philippines Temple is currently in the detailed planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
The two-story Davao Philippines Temple will be approximately 18,450 square feet with single attached end tower.
On September 8, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Davao Philippines Temple was released.
On September 8, 2020, the location of the Davao Philippines Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on the site of an existing meetinghouse at the intersection of Ma-a Road and Anahaw Road in Barangay Ma-a. The meetinghouse will be demolished and replaced with the temple, a meetinghouse, and housing for patrons and the temple presidency.1
On October 7, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the construction of a temple in Davao City, Philippines at the 188th Semiannual General Conference. The Davao Philippines Temple brings the total number of Filipino temples to six. The Manila Philippines Temple was dedicated in 1984 and the Cebu City Philippines Temple in 2010. Temples announced for the country include the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, a second Manila temple in Alabang, Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temples, and now the Davao Philippines Temple. There is a strong Church presence in the Philippines where there are over 780,000 members of the Church.2
The Davao Philippines Temple will be the sixth temple built in the Philippines.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Davao Philippines Temple Rendering Released," 8 Sept. 2020.
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.