Missionaries serving in the Philippines report that the Philippines Baguio Mission will divide this summer to create the new Philippines Urdaneta Mission. One district from the Philippines Olongapo Mission will also be transferred to the new mission (Alaminos). The new Philippines Urdaneta Mission will include five stakes (Bayambang, Dagupan, Lingayen, Rosales, and Urdaneta) and five districts (Alaminos, Aguilar, Calasiao, Mandgaldan, and Mapandan) whereas the Philippines Baguio Mission will contain only three stakes (Baguio [currently part of the Philippines Laoag Mission], Candon, and San Fernando) and two districts (Agoo and Bauang). The new mission will bring the total of LDS missions in the Philippines to 18.
I have received multiple reports from various mission presidents that the LDS Church News will announce the creation of new missions in this weekend's issue.