Saturday, November 3, 2012

MALIPAYONG PAG ABOT

The new Temple President and Matron, Brother and Sister Arsenio & Aida Pagaduan 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TEMPLE CLOSES FOR CONFERENCE VIEWING

The Cebu City Philippines Temple will close on Saturday,October 13, 2012 to give time for members to participate in  the 182nd Semi Annual October General Conference Saturday session rebroadcast. Temple regular schedule resumes on Tuesday.

CELLPHONES TO CALL HOUSING

Finding difficulties trying to contact the Patron Housing for a reservation and inquiry? Cannot find a landline to call and got no load on cellphone to make a call? That would be a thing of the past!
To better serve patrons and the members, the Temple Patron Housing added two Cellphone #'s 0932 869 3354  and 0999 886 0173 aside from the 063 232 2301292 / 79 landline.
Calling time Schedule : Tuesday - Friday 8AM-9pm &  Saturday - 8AM-12Noon .If by  chance the call is not answered or no load to call, leave text  a text message , with your name, unit, and purpose. The Housing Coordinator will call you back.

Friday, August 10, 2012

INCOMING TEMPLE PRESIDENT

Pres .Arsenio Pagaduan & Sis. Aida Virola Pagaduan
Cebu City Philippines Temple will have a change of Temple President come November this year. Brother and Sister Pagaduan of the Cabanatuan Stake will replace outgoing Temple President Gerald Mortimer and Sister Mortimer. They will be the first Filipino couple called to serve as Temple President and Matron in the Cebu City Philippines Temple

Monday, August 6, 2012

22 YEARS AGO AND TODAY

Elders Giango, Mulet & Temcang
Three former missionaries of the Phils Baguio Mission cross paths in the Cebu City Phils Temple. The former Elder's , Giango, Mulet and Temcang coming from Mindanao and Visayas became acquainted in their mission.Llittle did they knew that their paths would cross again.Only at this time, no longer at the vineyard field but right inside the House of the Lord serving in another capacity. Brother Giango works as volunteer ordinance worker, Mulet is with the Engineering team and Temcang is with the contractors maintaining the Temple.When their work schedule allow them to be at the temple at the same time is to them like a trip to the best two years of their lives. The joy of reminiscing down memory lane seems endless and spiritually recharging.Indeed who they were 22 years ago , define them who they are today. They are planning to hold a reunion with their fellow Baguio return missionaries come December this year.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Missionaries Facility Orientation


Briefing on the Recycled water used to water the greens


Inside the Generator Room
Temple Missionaries of the Cebu City Philippines Temple went into an orientation and site visit of the Complex Facilities. The engineering team headed by Engr. Joey Asuncion had a great time explaining to them various equipment and its operation in keeping the Temple facility working. The missionaries were having a first hand view on the state of

Friday, May 25, 2012

Apostolic Message


The whole complex was abuzz with members and visitors excitedly waiting for Elder Russel M. Nelson. The Temple schedule of sessions was slightly change to timed in for the visit. Patrons checked in at the Housing were excited and felt blessed for the chance of having to attend to the devotional and hear the Apostle. To them, their trip to perform ordinances in the temple is already a wonderful experience and to listen to an Apostle was overwhelming. It did not take an hour to fill all the seats as soon the doors were opened early on. Classrooms were set up for a closed circuit TV viewing to accommodate the already jampacked audience at the Stake Center sacrament/cultural hall. 
Primary children took the spotlight as they were asked by Elder Nelson to stand and sing for him the 1st stanza of  "I Am a Child of God".

Monday, May 21, 2012

Patron Youth Service

Bislig youths helping

 As youths from various units within the Temple District converge at the Patron House every summer and vacation time, they bring along with them their energy. The are full with it that they are prolific in transforming the place vibrant and lively. To the employees in charge in the operation and maintenance of the facility , having a lot of patrons make them glad and at the same time stretch their energy in making the place always comfortable. This does not go unnoticed by the leaders who accompanied  the youths. They see an opportunity for their youth to render what they are good at - helping hands!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Apostle Coming

The Cebu City Stake Center in the Temple Complex will host another Devotional with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Russell M. Nelson is scheduled to visit the Temple Complex and share a night with members during the devotional. Previously ,Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  and Elder Quentin L. Cook had their time with members and nonmembers in a similar setting in the years past.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Brothers in Light Blue Uniforms


L-R Security Guards  Ed Jaca,Al Taghoy, Cel PaƱa, Cio Soronio, Don Alfanta
Among the many security firms vying the contract in securing the complex, a firm was chosen after thorough qualification process by the Church.Securing the complex 24/7 is no easy task. The guards, aside from manning their post, are the first line of contact with walk-in visitors and investigators. It may seem easy ,especially to a member , a missionary or a return missionary to do that . However this kind of missionary moments are new to them, they do not even know what the Church is all about. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Patron House Couple Missionary

After a while as papers for their assignment were processed, Elder Manny & Sozette Belleza arrive from Marikina to serve as Temple Patron Housing couple missionary. Elder and Sister Belleza,  have been to various places in the Philippines as a former Physical Facility Manager overseeing the construction of Church meetinghouses across the country. Their acquaintance with local leaders give them connections to patron coming from those areas and fond recollections. Patrons and guests can expect a warm  and accommodating  spirits in them as they serve along with the Housing coordinators in welcoming and keeping their stay memorable and meaningful.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Temple Joins Earth Hour 2012

The Cebu City Philippines Temple will join the whole world in the observance of EARTH HOUR on Saturday 8:30PM, March 31,2012. Earth Hour is a global campaign to combat climate change. It is a worldwide initiative showing how all segment of the society can address the threat of global warming. Joining the Earth Hour campaign will let people know that , Latter Day Saints are just as concern in taking care and celebrating of one thing we all have in common , a gift from God - the planet Earth. Except for the Temple ground, Homes, Patron Housing, Utility Building and the Meetinghouse all lights in the Temple Complex will be switched off earlier than its normal lights off schedule.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Patron Housing Reservation

Patron House ready for full occupancy again starting next week
The Patron Housing is looking up for another full house operation starting next week. Units from all over the Temple District already had their schedules booked since last year. The Stake center and the old Lahug Chapel are also prepared to cater the overflow from the patron housing. The preparations for the upcoming busy days were done in coordination with all the concerned employees with the objective of providing the best of accommodation experience patrons would have.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fire System Orientation on Missionaries

Engineers answering questions from the missionaries
As part of the Temple Complex Fire Prevention and Emergency Response Awareness, missionaries living at the 3rd floor of the Patron Housing were given an orientation by the Engineering Team. The missionaries who are serving in the Temple have their questions and concerns addressed during the said meeting. The orientation was scheduled with their regular Monday Family Home Evening along with the Temple President and Sister Mortimer. The Patron Housing Coordinators and the Security Group also attended the said orientation.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fire Prevention Activity

Engineers giving orientation of the system
Everyone watch the opening of fire hydrant
 The Cebu City Philippines Temple conducted orientation and training to Temple employees from all department working at the complex. They were brief on the Fire detection & Alarm system  and the Fire suppression system in place. They were also refreshed with the emergency response plan and the responsibility of each employee in scenario of fire, earthquakes and during the evacuation.  The vacant lot adjacent to the complex was the scene for the fire extinguishing activity. Participants did not mind the searing heat of the 12 noon sun and of the flame as everyone excitedly participated in the activity. During the 2 Fire hoses set up event, the Security Department tied up with Laundry Department in setting the quickest time of less a minute.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Salamat and Ayo ayo Byrams

First counselor of the Temple Presidency , President Jesse Byram and his dear wife, Sister Debbie were invited speakers during the Temple employee's opening devotional of their 1st quarter Performance reporting meeting held in the temple. The couple will soon be home after 23 months serving in the Temple Presidency. The couple expressed their love and praises to the employees having been with them from the time the Temple was dedicated when, President Byram was just amazed to see that it went through just fine with all the efforts put forth among concerned.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jubilee Display @ Stake Center


The Cebu City Philippines Stake sponsors this week an exhibit of  the Church's 50 years in the Philippines. The display is being held at the Temple Complex Stake Center cultural hall. It will run through starting Tuesday Feb 28 - Friday March 2 (2PM to 8PM) and on Saturday March 3 (9AM-4PM) .The activity provides a teaching moment of the Church beliefs and the increase of public awareness of the Church presence in the Philippines. Visitors are treated to a guided tour on various displays marking the Church presence in the Philippines and doctrine of the Church as well. Members of the stake and the full time missionaries are making sure that visitors are well assisted and their questions answered. Light refreshments are served at the end of the visit.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Urdaneta Designers Visit Cebu

Team from Salt Lake City visited the Temple after conducting a site visit in Urdaneta. The team composed of architects and project managers toured the whole complex. The visit will provide some inputs to how Urdaneta Temple will be designed and built. Early on, Cebu temple team submitted their list of inputs for the design of Urdaneta Temple.The visit seems to indicate that the much awaited groundbreaking seems getting closer.

Friday, February 17, 2012

House of Order



Attending temple session is always a spiritual feast. The feeling of being all equal and same in purpose is very notable as all are dressed in white. All are treated warmly kind and the assistance of the workers and volunteers done in spirit of love. The  sweet spirits are  aplenty inside. Indeed one can say that the Temple gives an uplifting and edifying experiences as he or she comes prepared and ready.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012