10 Mar 2019
The Church organized a new stake in northern Luzon on March 17th. The Ballesteros Philippines Stake was organized from the Ballesteros Philippines District and one branch from the Bangui Philippines District. The new stake includes six wards: the Abulog, Allacapan, Ballesteros, Claveria, Lasam, and Sanchez Mira Wards. The new stake is the Church's first stake located on the northern shore of the northernmost area of Luzon island.
There are now 108 stakes and 67 districts in the Philippines.