Tacloban City Philippines Temple
Planning and approval phase; no site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
The Tacloban City Philippines Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Tacloban City Philippines Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Tacloban City Philippines Temple, but the Palo Ward meetinghouse is a candidate site.
On October 3, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Tacloban City Philippines Temple at the October 2021 General Conference. There are more than 805,000 Latter-day Saints in over 1,225 congregations in the Philippines. Tacloban is in the Eastern Visayas region of the country. The city was hit by a deadly typhoon in 2013, but Latter-day Saints and their friends came together to rebuild homes and revitalize the area. This will be the eighth temple in the country. There are two operating temples in the Philippines and five others announced or under construction. The Manila Philippines Temple was dedicated in 1984, and the Cebu City Philippines Temple was dedicated in 2010. The other five temples are the Alabang Philippines Temple, Bacolod Philippines Temple, Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple, Davao Philippines Temple, and the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.1
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.