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Alaminos Pangasinan
Alaminos Pangasinan Welcome Arch (credit: wiki commons)

Profile of Alaminos City
Location –> Western part of Pangasinan, ILocos Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Sual, Mabini, and Bani
Distance from Manila –> about 250 kilometers
Area –> 166 sq. km.
Population –> 89,708 (2015 census)
No. of Barangays –> 39
Industries –> Agriculture, Tourism
Mayor –> Bryan Art Celeste
Predecessor –> Arthur Celeste
Vice Mayor –> Anton Perez
Representative –> Noli Celeste

Alaminos City History

Alaminos was named after the former Governor-General Juan Alaminos y de Vivar who ruled the Philippines from 1873 to 1874. The origin of the people are believed to be the Zambals from Zambales to first settled in the present town of Bolinao. Around 1737, they founded a village called Casborran In short, Alaminos was formerly part of Bolinao Municipality which at that time was a territory of Zambales Province.

In 1747, Casborran became a pueblo or an independent town. More than 10 years later, the number of settlers grew dramatically such that conflict arose between the original residents and the newly arrived migrants. These conflict resulted in a great fire that ruined the town. Some residents fled and founded another village which is now Inerangan Barangay. In 1766, the village of Sarapsap was founded which later grew into the present Poblacion.

In 1873, then Governor-General Alaminos visited Sarapsap and the town was renamed after him. In 1903, the then municipality of Alaminos, along with eight other towns of Zambales became part of Pangasinan. Don Francisco Reinoso was elected and served as the first Municipal President.

On January 18, 1940, then President Manuel Luis Quezon issued Proclamation No. 667 converting an area of 16.76 square kilometres (6.47 sq mi) into Hundred Islands National Park.

On December 26, 1968 , the Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison in the remote barangay of Dulacac. On March 28, 2001, Alaminos became a city after a majority of the voters approved in a plebiscite. Its charter, Republic Act 9025, was signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 5, 2001.

In May 2009, Typhoon Emong damaged many areas of the city including the roof of St. Joseph Cathedral.

Alaminos Pangasinan Tourist Spots

Hundred Islands National Park

Hundred Islands Alaminos
Hundred Islands Alaminos (credit: youtube)

Alaminos Plaza
Bolo Beach
E-Kawayan Factory
Heritage Houses
Lucap Park and Wharf
Mangrove Plantation
Saint Joseph Cathedral

Telbang white beach

Alaminos Festivals

Paraw Festival was formerly called Galila Hundred Islands Festival held from March 16 to March 21 every year.

RELATED: Profile of Pangasinan Province
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

See also: Profile and Tourist Spots of Dagupan City, San Carlos City, and Urdaneta City

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