Alaminos, Pangasinan

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Alaminos
Component City
Alaminos Pangasinan 2.JPG
Official seal of Alaminos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Hundred Islander Capital of the World
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Alaminos
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Alaminos
Alaminos is located in Philippines
Alaminos
Alaminos
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.16028°N 119.98028°E / 16.16028; 119.98028Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.16028°N 119.98028°E / 16.16028; 119.98028
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1744
Cityhood March 28, 2001
Barangays 39
Government[1]
 • Mayor Arthur F. Celeste
 • Vice Mayor Earl James Aquino
Area[2]
 • Total 164.26 km2 (63.42 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 85,025
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 2404
Dialing code 75
Income class 4th class; component city
Website www.alaminoscity.gov.ph

The City of Alaminos (Pangasinan: Ciudad na Alaminos) is a fourth class city[4] in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 85,025 people.[3] It is bounded by the municipalities of Sual, Bani, and Mabini.

Hundred Islands National Park, a tourism destination composed of 123 small islands, is located off the coast of Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison in the remote barangay of Dulacac on December 26, 1968.[5]

Alaminos was badly hit in May 2009 by Typhoon Emong which damaged a lot of houses in the city, including the roof of the main church. Due to this, several organizations had requested donations and aid to help in restoring the town back to its former self.

The Alaminos Airport is currently being built near the city to service the local area.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Alaminos City is politically subdivided into 39 barangays.[2]

  • Alos
  • Amandiego
  • Amangbangan
  • Balangobong
  • Balayang
  • Bisocol
  • Bolaney
  • Baleyadaan
  • Bued
  • Cabatuan
  • Cayucay
  • Dulacac
  • Inerangan
  • Landoc
  • Linmansangan
  • Lucap
  • Maawi
  • Macatiw
  • Magsaysay
  • Mona
  • Palamis
  • Pandan
  • Pangapisan
  • Poblacion
  • Pocal-Pocal
  • Pogo
  • Polo
  • Quibuar
  • Sabangan
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Maria
  • Tanaytay
  • Tangcarang
  • Tawintawin
  • Telbang
  • Victoria

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alaminos City
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 59,363 —    
1995 65,130 +1.87%
2000 73,448 +2.43%
2007 79,788 +1.19%
2010 85,025 +2.14%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][7]

Festivals[edit]

The Galila Hundred Islands Festival is held from March 16 to March 21 every year.[8] [9] Galila means “come” in the vernacular, and the festival includes the 100 Islands Adventure Race in .

Education[edit]

  • Pangasinan State University
  • Colegio San Jose de Alaminos (formerly RCA, SJCS)
  • Ednas School
  • Mary The Queen
  • Great Plebeian College
  • AMA Learning Center
  • STI College
  • Shekinah Grace School
  • Alaminos National High School
  • Alaminos Central School
  • Paulines Academy
  • M.R. Mabalot Technical Institute
  • ASPAC College
  • Golden West Colleges
  • AIE College

Media[edit]

Radio Stations:

  • DWTJ-FM Spirit FM 99.3 (Catholic Media Network)
  • DWSF-FM Radyo Natin FM 100.1 (Manila Broadcasting Company)

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ News - Alaminos City, Philippines
  5. ^ Joma Sison recalls birth of CPP in Alaminos - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
  6. ^ http://positivenewsmedia.net/am2/publish/Tourism_24/Alaminos_City_finally_chosen_as_site_of_commercial_airport_in_Pangasinan.shtml
  7. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Galila Hundred Islands Festival
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=156309794402714&story_fbid=545859105447779

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