Greater Manila Philippines Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement
Announcement:2 April 2017
A temple for the greater Manila, Philippines, area is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the temple planned for the greater Manila, Philippines, area have not yet been publicly released.
A couple of days after the announcement was made of a temple to be constructed in the greater Manila area, the official Church Newsroom Facebook page for the Philippines stated that the temple would be constructed on the southern side of the Manila metropolitan area in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
On April 2, 2017, during the Sunday Morning Session of the 187th Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced that a second temple would be constructed in the greater Manila, Philippines, area—the fourth temple to be built in the country. The country's first temple, the Manila Philippines Temple, was dedicated in 1984. A second temple was dedicated in 2010 as the Cebu City Philippines Temple. And a third temple, the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, is in the planning stages for construction. There are nearly 750,000 Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.1
High weekend attendance at the Manila Philippines Temple, which serves over 100 stakes and districts, has created long waits for patrons wishing to participate in ordinance work. A second temple in the Manila metropolitan area will better accommodate temple-attending Saints and provide a closer option for those living south of Manila proper.
The Greater Manila Area Philippines Temple will be the fourth temple built in the Philippines.
The Greater Manila Area Philippines Temple will be the second temple built outside of the United States in the same metropolitan area as another operating temple.
The Greater Manila Area Philippines Temple was announced in the 33rd anniversary year of the Manila Philippines Temple.
- "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.