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Greater Manila Philippines Temple

Planning and approval; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking not announced

Location:  Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.
Announcement:  2 April 2017

Construction Status

A temple for the greater Manila, Philippines, area is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the temple planned for the greater Manila, Philippines, area have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

The official Mormon Newsroom Facebook page for the Philippines has stated that the temple planned for the greater Manila, Philippines, area will be constructed on the southern side of the Manila metropolitan area in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.


Temple Announcement

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.


Temple Facts

The Greater Manila Philippines Temple will be the fourth temple built in the Philippines.

The Greater Manila Philippines Temple will be the second temple built outside of the United States in the same city as another operating temple.

The Greater Manila Philippines Temple was announced in the 33rd anniversary year of the Manila Philippines Temple.



1. "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.

"A temple is a place in which those whom He has chosen are endowed with power from on high—a power which enables us to use our gifts and capabilities—to bring to pass our Heavenly Father's purposes in our own lives and the lives of those we love."
—David B. Haight

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