Stake History[]

2020 New Stake Presidency[]

SANTA CRUZ LAGUNA PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Aug. 30, 2020) President — Michael Oliver Balaaldia, 46, self-employed rice wholesaler and retailer; succeeding Roland A. Garcia; wife, Salvacion Vidal Salvador Gomez. Counselors — Mark Anthony Salac Paloma, 36, DepEd-PGMNHS teacher; wife, Lenny Villreal Visaya Paloma. Arvee Custodio Buenaventura, 34, Philippine Women’s University instructor; wife, Maria Jessielyn Joy Tala Gardoce Buenaventura.[1]

Philippines Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build The Philippines largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Local Recreation:

Manila Philippines Temple[]


The Manila Philippines Temple is the 29th operating temple of the Church and is the first temple built in the Philippines (1984). Standing on a hilltop that overlooks the Marikina Valley, the Manila Philippines Temple anchors a complex of Church buildings including a temple annex, a patron housing facility, a missionary training center, and area offices. The beautiful grounds, open to the public, are filled with majestic palm trees and lush, colorful vegetation.

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