Saturday, December 20, 2014

Employees & Ordinance Worker Social

The Temple Presidency Couples
 After it was postponed due to typhoon early this month, the Temple Devotional and Social were held on Monday afternoon, December 15. The tone of the activity was set during the Devotional and climaxed with the Temple Service Missionaries reciting the " The Living Christ:The Testimony of The Apostles".Even with the activity held on Monday, when many workers were working or are busy attending office and school activities, the event was well attended. The participation of everyone especially during the rendition of the modified song "Twelve Days of Christmas" brought fun and laughter to the crowded hall. The Social which followed after the Devotional ended at 5PM. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Devotional & Social Combined

The Temple Presidency issued the following advisory for Temple Employees and Ordinance Workers regarding the cancelled Devotional last Sunday due to Typhoon Ruby. It will now be a combined Devotional & Social on Dec 15, 

Dear fellow workers:     

The Temple Presidency agreed to hold together our DEVOTIONAL and SOCIAL on Dec 15, 2014.
Details below:

Date:   Dec 15, 2014,  Monday
Time:   Devotional,     1:30pm to 3:00pm
            Social,             3:00pm to 5:00pm
Place:  Cebu City Stake Center
Attire: Sundays Best

In such short notice, kindly help by informing our fellow workers thru call, text or e-mail. Try to reach those without cellphones and no access to email.

Salamat po J.

Temple Presidency

Friday, December 5, 2014

Becoming Stewards of Detail

Temple Employees have their year end reporting done that serves also as the time to learn becoming stewards of details as they perform their responsibilities.The Temple President and the Temple Recorder issued challenge to become a blessing to others in their messages and training.

Temple Changes Schedule


                 Temple Schedule ----  December 6, 2014
                          Temple Open ---  AM Shift Only
                          Last Endowment Session --- 11:00 AM
                 Temple Devotional --- December 7, 2014
                          Postponed until further notice

The following is the email from the Temple Recorder to spread the word;
Attention! friends…please help spread this thru email, text or calls to fellow workers.

Due to SUPERTYPHOON RUBY, the Temple Presidency decided to take pre-emptive actions for our safety:

1.    Dec 6- Sat AM shift (7am to 1pm) will remain open to patrons particularly for those housed (& stranded) in the patron house. Last endowment session is 11am. Workers who lives far from the temple are not expected to report.

2.    Dec 6- Sat PM shift (1pm to 8pm) is closed to workers and patrons. This gives time to individuals to secure themselves and their families. Others to prepare for contingency.

3.    Dec 7- Devotional for Temple Workers is cancelled to allow families to stay together at home for their protection.

Let’s pray fervently that this powerful storm will be tempered by the Lord.

Salamat J…Bro. Mel

Thursday, September 25, 2014


In an email from the Temple Recorder to all leaders within the Temple district, the following closing dates are given.
Oct 4 (after 11 am session)-  Gen Women’s Meeting Rebroadcast.
Oct 11-          GC Rebroadcast
Dec 24-          Christmas Eve
Dec 25-          Christmas Day
Dec 31-          New Year’s Eve
Jan 1, 2015-   New Year’s Day
Jan 12- Jan 26, 2015-        Maintenance Shutdown

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Additional Saturday Session

The Area Presidency and Temple Presidency agreed to allow more time and opportunity on Saturday for patrons to come to temple when there is no work or school.

Beginning 4th Q, Y2014 (effective Oct 18) , we will add ONE more endowment session on a Saturday. Instead of five sessions, we will also have six sessions just like during the weekdays. This was done by adjusting the starting time of the sessions as follows:

1st session – 9 am
2nd session- 11 am
3rd session – 1 pm
4th session- 3 pm
5th session- 4:30 pm
6th session- 6 pm

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Angel Moroni

 The angel  on top of the Temple, which symbolizes the restoration and preaching of the gospel truth finally was replaced with a new one. The Angel Moroni  had been subjected to earthquakes and super typhoon last year and was  fixed temporarily to face the East position by the Engineering team. The weather was all sunny during the replacement and many got a firsthand view to witness the event.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

General Authorities To Hold SA Devotionals

Seventy Presidency Elder Craig C. Christensen
Phils Area Authority Elder Ian S. Ardern
 Single Adults in the Cebu area will have the opportunity of having servants of the Lord come to speak before them on Wednesday , May 28 , 6PM at the Temple Complex Stake Center. Elder Craig C. Christensen a member of the Presidency of the Seventy will be accompanied by Elder Ian S. Ardern the President of the  Philippines Area Authority.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Temple President New Counselors

Sister &   Brother Belleza
President &  Sister Pagaduan
Sister & Brother Gale
The Cebu City Philippines Temple President Arsenio Pagaduan will have new counselors  as 1st Counselor Brother Gomez Siady and 2nd Counselor Brother Emmanuel Neo have been released. The new Counselors called are Brother Manuel Belleza and Brother Eusebio Gale. The new counselors are not new to the Cebu Temple though, since they have served before as Patron Housing Service Couple Missionaries and worked as Temple Ordinance Workers as well. Prior to his return in Cebu , Brother Gale came from being a Counselor to the Manila Temple Presidency. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Housing Service Missionary Couple

Elder & Sister Salapa of Cabuyao Stake replace the Belleza's as the Patron Housing  Service Couple Missionary since  November last year. The couple find their service challenging and rewarding as they engage fully their calling. It was also a sort of reunion with them since Elder Salapa used to stay and work in the Visayas before moving to Laguna.

Temple Partial Closing

In an email to all leaders concerned , Temple closing date were announced by the Cebu City Philippines Temple. 

Cebu Temple will be closed on:

April 5, 2014 (Sat) – due to General Women’s Meeting (re-broadcast).
Last endowment session is 11am. Closed from 1 pm onwards.

April 12, 2014  (Sat) - due to General Conference (re-broadcast).
Whole day closed.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Temple Closes on General Conference Rebroadcast

The Cebu City Philippines Temple  will be closed on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This to have members participate in the 184th General Conference Saturday Session Rebroadcast. Members are expected to attend and watch the Rebroadcast in their respective Stake and District Centers.
from photo file

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fire Month Temple Complex Observation

Posing after the activity
To coincide with the month's Fire Prevention Program of the National Government, the Temple Complex Employees undergo another round of Fire Protection and Suppression System training and orientation. Spearheaded by the Security Team and with the Engineers facilitating the activity, the participants have been refreshed on their knowledge and skills in preventing and fire fighting capability. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

1st Quarter 2014 Performance Review

Pose inside the Port after lunch
The Temple Team had their Performance Review for the 1st  quarter of the year on Monday March 3. Presiding was Pres Gomez Siady , the 1st Counselor of the Temple Presidency. The review was not only a look back on what has been done and accomplished but forward looking on the goals to make the effort becoming more align with the standards of Temple operation. The review also provided a Spiritual lift as inspired instructions were given and discussed. The group proceeded to have their lunch outside the complex

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Temple ReOpens

The Temple reopens after the just concluded 2 week maintenance shutdown. Extensive preparations were done to give an edifying  and uplifting experience to the patrons everytime they visit to perform vicarious work. Noticeably upon enterring the complex leading to the Temple, the absence of once lush greens and some trees is conspicuous. The scenery is like having a makeover which in due time would make again the place always beautiful with the greens , flowers and trees blossoming.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Angel Moroni Faces East Again

Setting up the scaffolding 
Resetting Moroni  facing East
Temple Engineers climb up 140 ft of steel scaffolds to inspect Angel Moroni statue. The statue  twice in different orientation when the  October Earthquake and the November Supertyphoon Yolanda struck last year. During the inspection, the statue was carefully turned to faced East.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Temple on Maintenance Shutdown

The Temple was closed starting January 13 this week until the 25th as the Temple Complex goes into its twice a year maintenance shutdown. With the earthquake and typhoon Yolanda happening within the months since last year's shutdown, works are expected to fix those things that needs to be done only when temple is closed. The most anticipated among this work is the Angel Moroni on top , going to be repositioned to face the East when it is possible.