Cebu Philippines Temple
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Cebu City 05 November 2009   Activities in the busy street of Gorordo in Cebu City temporarily halted as people witnessed the installation of the statue of angel Moroni on the Cebu Philippines Temple on Thursday, Nov. 5. People on the street applauded after the statue was placed atop the spire of the temple. Prior to the installation, people passing through the area were anticipating a different religious symbol to be placed on the structure.

Present on the site to witness the event were the Philippines Area Presidency with their wives — Elder Keith R. and Sister Judith Edwards, Elder Won Yong and Sister Eun Hee Ko, and Elder Michael John U. and Sister Grace Teh, as well as Philippines Cebu Mission President D. Parke Hansen and his wife, Barbara.

Members of the media showed heightened interest in the event. The installation merited front-page coverage in one of the major daily newspapers in Cebu.