Building a House of the Lord
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  • The construction of the Manila Philippines Temple was announced on April 1, 1981.
  • The groundbreaking for the Manila Temple was performed on August 25, 1982
  • In 1983, the Missionary Training Center (MTC) was opened.
  • The Manila Philippines Temple was officially dedicated on September 25-27, 1984
  • In 1987, the Philippines-Micronesia Area was established with its headquarters in Manila. Also in the same year, the Tagalog Book of Mormon selections was published.