Alaminos, Pangasinan

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Alaminos
Component City
City of Alaminos
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Official seal of Alaminos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Hundred Islands
Map of Pangasinan with Alaminos highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Alaminos highlighted
Alaminos is located in Philippines
Alaminos
Alaminos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.1603°N 119.9803°E / 16.1603; 119.9803Coordinates: 16°09′37″N 119°58′49″E / 16.1603°N 119.9803°E / 16.1603; 119.9803
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1744
Cityhood March 28, 2001
Barangays 39 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Panlungsod
 • Mayor Arthur Celeste
 • Vice Mayor Anton Perez
 • Electorate 49,503 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 164.26 km2 (63.42 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 89,708
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2404
PSGC 015503000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th city income class
Revenue (₱) 436,194,824.58477,774,464.01 [4]
Poverty incidence 8.61 (2012)[5]
Website www.alaminoscity.gov.ph

Alaminos, officially the City of Alaminos, (Pangasinan: Siyudad na Alaminos; Ilokano: Siudad ti Alaminos; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Alaminos), is a city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines, and is known for being the home of the Hundred Islands National Park, which is composed of 124 islands and is located off the coast of Barangay Lucap. Alaminos is classified as a 4th class city. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,708 people.[3] The city was named after Juan Alaminos y de Vivar, former Governor-General of the Philippines.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison in the remote barangay of Dulacac on December 26, 1968.[6]

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.[7]

Barangays[edit]

Alaminos City is politically subdivided into 39 barangays.

  • 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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 11,834—    
1918 14,353+1.29%
1939 19,960+1.58%
1948 26,240+3.09%
1960 30,250+1.19%
1970 38,773+2.51%
1975 42,496+1.86%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 47,715+2.34%
1990 59,363+2.21%
1995 65,130+1.75%
2000 73,448+2.61%
2007 79,788+1.15%
2010 85,025+2.34%
2015 89,708+1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9]

Festivals[edit]

The Galila Hundred Islands Festival is held from March 16 to March 21 every year.[10][11] Galila means “come” in the vernacular, and the festival includes the 100 Islands Adventure Race.

The Paraw Festival is a festival held in Alaminos City. The paraw is a double outrigger sail boat native to the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is similar to a proa, but the paraw has two outriggers or katig.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alaminos City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
24
(74)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 4.3
(0.169)
19.1
(0.752)
27.3
(1.075)
45.2
(1.78)
153.3
(6.035)
271.3
(10.681)
411.1
(16.185)
532
(20.94)
364.4
(14.346)
182.5
(7.185)
56.3
(2.217)
24.4
(0.961)
2,091.2
(82.326)
Average rainy days 3 2 3 5 14 17 22 23 21 13 7 4 134
Source: World Weather Online[12]

Sister cities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Joma Sison recalls birth of CPP in Alaminos - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos Archived 2014-12-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ http://positivenewsmedia.net/am2/publish/Tourism_24/Alaminos_City_finally_chosen_as_site_of_commercial_airport_in_Pangasinan.shtml
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  10. ^ Galila Hundred Islands Festival
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=156309794402714&story_fbid=545859105447779
  12. ^ "Alaminos, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Alaminos donates goods in Marikina". Balita. September 2009. 

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