Alaminos, Laguna

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Alaminos
Municipality of Alaminos
Church and Municipal Hall
Church and Municipal Hall
Official seal of Alaminos
Seal
Map of Laguna with Alaminos highlighted
Map of Laguna with Alaminos highlighted
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Alaminos is located in Philippines
Alaminos
Alaminos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°03′48″N 121°14′42″E / 14.063469°N 121.245128°E / 14.063469; 121.245128Coordinates: 14°03′48″N 121°14′42″E / 14.063469°N 121.245128°E / 14.063469; 121.245128
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceLaguna
District3rd District
FoundedJanuary 1, 1916
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEladio M. Magampon
 • Vice MayorRuben D. Alvarez
 • CongressmanMarisol A. Sampelo
 • Electorate29,636 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total47,859
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence2.67% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)117,064,001.83 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4001
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)49
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesTagalog
Websitewww.alaminoslaguna.gov.ph

Alaminos, officially the Municipality of Alaminos, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Alaminos), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,859 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

Alaminos has a land area of 5,476 hectares (13,530 acres) and is situated 74 kilometres (46 mi) southeast of Manila. The municipalities of Calauan and Bay are located north of Alaminos, the city of San Pablo on the south and the municipality of Santo Tomas in Batangas province on its west.[5]

There are three main rivers in Alaminos, namely Kaquinkong, Onipa and Tigas.[6]

The Maharlika Highway passes through the municipality and is connected directly to Manila through the South Luzon Expressway.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Alaminos is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2] Four are which is classified as urban barangays; Barangay I, II, III and IV. The rest of the eleven barangays are classified as rural. San Gregorio is the biggest barangay measuring 840.6190 hectares followed by Santa Rosa measuring 802.28 hectares.[5]

  • Del Carmen
  • Palma
  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)
  • San Agustin (Antipolo)
  • San Andres
  • San Benito (Palita)
  • San Gregorio
  • San Ildefonso
  • San Juan
  • San Miguel
  • San Roque
  • Santa Rosa

History[edit]

Alaminos began as a barrio of San Pablo City, was just a few kilometers from the province of Batangas. It was re-annexed as barrio of San Pablo which was then ceded to the province of Laguna in 1902. It was not until about 1916 that Alaminos regained its status as a town and remained within the political territory of Laguna. The municipality got its name after Spanish governor-general Juan Alaminos y Vivar.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alaminos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,135—    
1918 6,739+3.31%
1939 8,817+1.29%
1948 9,518+0.85%
1960 13,860+3.18%
1970 16,649+1.85%
1975 18,504+2.14%
1980 20,615+2.18%
1990 27,412+2.89%
1995 31,442+2.60%
2000 36,120+3.02%
2007 40,380+1.55%
2010 43,526+2.77%
2015 47,859+1.82%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Alaminos, Laguna, was 47,859 people,[3] with a density of 830 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.

Municipal Government[edit]

Mayors of Alaminos[edit]

Alaminos Municipal Hall

The following is the list of mayors of Alaminos since 1944. Hernandez Sr. and Masa were appointed as Mayors. Donato died in office, with Vice Mayor Flores assuming the position of mayor following Donato's death.[10]

  • Demetrio Hernandez Sr. (1944–1946)*
  • Felimon Masa (1947–1948)
  • Daniel Fandiño (1948–1951)
  • Lorenzo Dimayuga (1952–1955)
  • Pedro De Villa (1956–1963)
  • Casimiro Faylona (1968–1971)
  • Pedro De Villa (1968–1971)
  • Armando M. Bueser (1972–1979)
  • Francisco Donato (1980–1982)
  • Mariano Flores (1982–1987)
  • Samuel F. Bueser (1988–1998)
  • Demetrio P. Hernandez Jr. (1998–2001)
  • Samuel F. Bueser (May 14, 2001 – 2007)
  • Eladio M. Magampon (2007–2016)
  • Loreto M. Masa (2016–2019)
  • Eladio M. Magampon (2019–present)

Culture[edit]

The religious patron of the town of Alaminos is the Nuestra Señora Del Pilar. On October 12 annually, the town fiesta of Alaminos is celebrated.[11]

People from Alaminos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Laguna". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Location, Composition and Land Area". Alaminos, Laguna. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Drainage and River Networks". Alaminos, Laguna. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Laguna". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "List of Mayors". Alaminos, Laguna. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  11. ^ "History Of Alaminos". Alaminos, Laguna. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.

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