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Announcement (October 2021)

At the conclusion of the 191st Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (03-Oct-2021) President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 13 new temples. The prophet has now announced 82 new temples in the three years he has served as president of The Church.[1][2]

The Tacloban City Philippines Temple will be the Church's eighth temple in The Philippines. The Church has maintained a presence in the Philippines for 60 years and reports more than 800,000 members on the records for the country.

The Church in the Philippines has achieved an impressive turnaround with growth during the past decade after a decade of low membership growth rates and few new stakes and congregations organized. This has been evident by the number of temples in the Philippines (dedicated and announced) increasing from three in 2011 to eight today.

The new temple will be the Church's third temple in the Visayas region of the Philippines after Cebu (announced in 2006 and dedicated in 2010) and Bacolod City (announced in 2019). Other temples recently announced by the Church include Urdaneta (2010), Alabang (2017), Cagayan de Oro (2018), and Davao (2018). The new temple will likely include five stake and six districts on the islands of Leyte, Samar, and Biliran - all of which are currently assigned to the Cebu City Philippines Temple. The Church organized the Philippines Tacloban Mission in 1990, and the Tacloban Philippines Stake was organized in 2007.

Temple District

Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included:

See Also


  1. 13 New Temples Announced - LDS Church Newsroom
  2. Analysis: 13 New Temples Announced - LDS Church Growth Blog