CEBU, Philippines — A new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be built in Cebu, Philippines, it was announced this week.
There are more than half a million members of the Church in the Philippines, with more than 1,000 wards.
Church leaders say the new temple will be very significant for members in the central and southern parts of the archipelago who will no longer have to travel the long distance to Manila.
The newly announced temple is the 132nd temple of the Church that is operating, announced or under construction. (See official temple list.)