Laoag Philippines Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Laoag Philippines Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Laoag Philippines Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Laoag Philippines Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Laoag Philippines Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. Laoag City is in the western part of the nation with a population of more than 110,000 residents. The temple will be the 13th in the country. At the time of the announcement, there were more than 850,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 1,275 congregations in the Philippines. The other 12 temples in the country, in various stages of completion, were located in Alabang, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Davao, Iloilo, Manila, Naga, Santiago, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Urdaneta. Since the country officially opened for missionary work in 1961, Church growth has been among the fastest in the world.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.