Alaminos City

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Alaminos City is a 4th class component city in the province of Pangasinan in the province of Pangasinan, 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. According to the Template:PH wikidata, it has a population of Template:PH wikidata people.Template:PH census The city was named after Juan Alaminos y de Vivar, former Governor-General of the Philippines.

The Alaminos Airport is currently being built near the city to service the local area.[1]

History

Alaminos was formerly part of Bolinao, formerly the part of Zambales. In 1747, it became an independent town.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison in the remote barangay of Dulacac on December 26, 1968.[2]

Cityhood and present

By virtue of Republic Act 9025, signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 5, 2001, Alaminos was converted into a city after 85% of the voters favored the ratification in a plebiscite held on March 28, 2001.

Alaminos was badly hit in May 2009 by Typhoon Emong which damaged many 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.

Barangays

Alaminos City is politically subdivided into 39 barangays. Template:Columns-list

Demographics

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Festivals

The Galila Hundred Islands Festival is held from March 16 to March 21 every year.[3][4] Galila means “come” in the vernacular, and the festival includes the 100 Islands Adventure Race.

Climate

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