On February 20, 2023, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi met with the Mayor of Manila, Maria Sheilah Honrado Lacuna-Pangan. During the conversation, the parties discussed the restoration of the historical presence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Philippines.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Philippines M. I. Pavlov.
Reference. In the 1930s, Russian refugees who emigrated from Russia after the Civil War built a temple in Manila in honor of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. The temple was destroyed in 1945 by the bombing during the liberation of the city by the American army from the Japanese occupiers. In its memory, the parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Manila, established in 2017, is named after the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.