News Releases

Church Creates 100th Stake in Philippines - Update September 15, 2017

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created the 100th stake (diocese) as a result of significant membership expansion and growth. The Mandaluyong stake was created by Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, at a special conference, September 10, 2017, at the Kia Theater, Cubao. 

Top Four Ways an LDS Stake Can Benefit a Community

There are many ways an LDS Stake (Diocese) can benefit the community where it is located. Often a stake covers a whole city or province, or multiple stakes can be found in one city. Whatever the circumstances are it is hard to imagine all the benefits an LDS Stake can have on a community. 

Church in the Philippines Forms the 100th Stake

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will form the 100th stake in the Philippines. The Philippines will be the fifth country in the world to have 100 stakes. 

Church Hosts Art Show in Naga

One thousand people enjoyed paintings, drawings, sketches and poetry depicting the Savior, Jesus Christ at an Art Show in Naga.

Farmer's Association Receives Goats From LDS Charities

Twenty-seven members of the Bugabuga Upland Farmer's Association (BUFA) in Villaba, Leyte are recent recipients of 27 goats (25 does and 2 Billy goats). LDS Charities and Visayas State University joined together with BUFA on this project.

LDS Charities Donates Livelihood Equipment to KILUS Foundation

LDS Charities turnover equipment to KILUS Foundation. The equipment donation will assist in the foundation's operations in providing livelihood opportunities for women. 

BYU, UP Hold First International Forum on Law and Religion

Brigham Young University (BYU) and University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) sponsored the first International Forum on Law and Religion on August 3 at the University of the Philippines Law Center. The speakers addressed many facets of the intersection between the secular state and religious freedom in a pluralistic society.

Eight New Mission Presidents Begin Service in the Philippines Area

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 8 new mission presidents to serve in the Philippines Area, effective July 2017. The new mission leaders, and their wives, will serve three years. 

LDS Charities Assists in Relief Operations After Leyte Earthquake

After a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the Island of Leyte, LDS Charities, through the partnerships with LGUs of Kanang Municipality and City of Ormoc, responds to the needs of 4,100 displaced families in 27 barangays. 

LDS Charities Partners with Two Elementary Schools in La Carlota, Negros Occidental

Yubo Elementary School and Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School launched Project Faith in Every Footstep with LDS Charities as partner.