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Urdaneta Philippines Temple

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Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced

Location:  Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines.
Announcement:  2 October 2010

Construction Status

The Urdaneta Philippines Temple is currently in the planning and approval phase. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.


Temple Announcement

During his opening remarks at the Saturday morning session of the 180th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of a temple in Urdaneta City, Philippines.1 Located approximately 100 miles north of Manila on the island of Luzon—the largest and most populated island in the Philippines—the Urdaneta Philippines Temple will help serve the over 100 stakes and districts in the Luzon Island Group currently served by the Manila Philippines Temple.

In June 2011, the Philippines Baguio Mission was relocated to Urdaneta City, which offers a more central and accessible location for the members and missionaries of the mission. Ground was broken in September 2010 for the new mission home and office, which are located next to the recently remodeled and expanded Urdaneta Philippines Stake Center. In June 2013, the Philippines Urdaneta Mission will be created from the Philippines Baguio Mission so that missions will be headquartered in both cities.


Temple Facts

The Urdaneta Philippines Temple will be the third temple built in the Philippines, following the Manila Philippines Temple (1984) and the Cebu City Philippines Temple (2010).



1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Five New Temples Announced," 2 Oct. 2010.

"In addition to temples, surely another holy place on earth ought to be our homes. The feelings of holiness in my home prepared me for feelings of holiness in the temple."
—James E. Faust

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