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Alaminos City Philippines

Alaminos City in western Pangasinan is the home of the famous Hundred Islands National park, the very first national park in the Philippines.

In Region 1, it is the center of commerce, finance, education, industry, and services. This city is abundant with natural resources. Traders and businessmen continue to come and invest, which brings economic growth to the town. With its continued growth, Alaminos was reclassified from fourth to third class municipality in July 1991. Six years later, on May 7, 197, it was again reclassified into a first class municipality. Finally, it was converted into a city because of its booming economy and strategic location in Western Pangasinan.

Freeways, rice paddies and country atmosphere are to be viewed while traveling to Alaminos, all characteristics of a typical rural life. Alaminos is 250 kilometers away from Manila, taking approximately 4 to 51/2 hours. One will experience a total hospitality from the people of Alaminos. A warm smile and a helpful hand are not hard to find in this city. You'll find a reliable tourist guide for free in an instant. They will willingly share their distinct culture to interested travelers, with a bunch of folk tales to listen to, merry songs, native sayings and a full stomach.

Catholicism is the main religion here. St. Joseph Cathedral is the city's main church that hosts religious celebrations for a whole year round. The most awaited celebrations are the Lenten presentation, the Feast of St. Joseph and Christmas celebration, where many people are expected to participate in the celebrations' events.

Ilokano and Panggalatok are widely spoken and understood in Alaminos City. But to those who cannot comprehend, Tagalog and English can also be used. The adventurous and creative nature of the people of Alaminos can be seen in their art and crafts. One can find proofs of their craftsmanship in stores and shops through the different kinds of furniture and ornaments made of shells, bamboo, wood, marsh grass, clay and other native products.

The daily life of Alaminos residents start with a silent prayer or a church or chapel visit. They are a very religious group of people who respect every religious feast. The city's fiesta is celebrated a week long, where one could visit different barangays and eat of their culinary feast and join different games. They believe that a good relationship ensures peace and order, which are essential for the progress of the city. The government, non-government and cooperatives join hands together to educate and alert the residents about different issues that could affect them. hard work, patience, and enthusiasm are some of the people's admirable traits. They are open for a healthy competition, welcoming foreigners and neighbors to invest in the city.

Alaminos City Pangasinan is also endowed with natural wonders. On its shores are glistening waters, sparkling like diamonds, which are indeed delightful to one's eye. A walk along the beach would most possibly ends up with a dip into the soothing warm waters.. One will be fascinated by the colorful tropical fish and the many coral gardens. The islands and islets count to 124 at low tide and 123 at high tide. They are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and are believed to be some 2 million years old. Many of the islands are still unexplored. This tourist spot covers an area of 1,844 hectares. According to folklores, the islands are the tears of the primeval giant who lost his lady love.

The journey to the Hundred Islands starts with a tricycle ride from Alaminos City to Barangay Lucap and the Don Gonzalo Montemayor Wharf. At the port, there is a chartered boat that will get you to any of the islands. Outrigger motorized boats can be rented here, that will bring you to the islands and islets.



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