Alaminos, Laguna

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Alaminos
Municipality
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Official seal of Alaminos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Home of the Coramblan Festival
Map of Laguna showing the location of Alaminos
Map of Laguna showing the location of Alaminos
Alaminos is located in Philippines
Alaminos
Alaminos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°3′47″N 121°14′53″E / 14.06306°N 121.24806°E / 14.06306; 121.24806Coordinates: 14°3′47″N 121°14′53″E / 14.06306°N 121.24806°E / 14.06306; 121.24806
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 3rd district of Laguna
Founded October 12, 1916
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Loreto Masa
Area[2]
 • Total 57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 43,526
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4001
Dialing code 49
Income class 3rd
Website www.alaminoslaguna.gov.ph

Alaminos is a third class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,526 people.[3] It has a land area of 5,746 hectares (14,200 acres) and is situated 48.5 miles (78.1 km) southeast of Manila. Located at north-east of Sto. Tomas in Batangas Province, south of Calauan and Bay, and west of San Pablo City.

Geography[edit]

Alaminos occupies an area resembling a heart. The municipalities of Calauan and Bay is located North of Alaminos, the city of San Pablo on the South and the municipality of Santo Tomas of Batangas province on its West.[4]

There are three main rivers in Alaminos, namely Kaquinkong, Onipa and Tigas.[5]

Alaminos is about 78 kilometers away from the capital, Manila and 8 kilometers away from nearby city, San Pablo. Maharlika Highway passes through the municipality and is connected directly to Manila through the South Luzon Expressway.[4]

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.[4]

  • Del Carmen
  • Palma
  • Barangay I (Pob.)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • San Agustin
  • 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, which was then only a town belonging to 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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,412 —    
1995 31,442 +2.60%
2000 36,120 +3.02%
2007 40,380 +1.55%
2010 43,526 +2.77%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

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.[6]

  • 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–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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: LAGUNA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Location, Composition and Land Area". Alaminos, Laguna. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drainage and River Networks". Alaminos, Laguna. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "List of Mayors". Alaminos, Laguna. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "History Of Alaminos". Alaminos, Laguna. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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