Income Classification: 3rd Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 15
Land Area: 5,363.11 has.
Population (NSO Census, May 1, 2010): 43,526
Registered Voters: 26,670
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Alaminos is an AGRO-INDUSTRIAL town that lies within the third congressional district of the Province of Laguna and is part of the CALABARZON. Based on the municipal zoning, the Industrial sites are located along Maharlika Highway of Barangays San Andres, San Juan, San Agustin and San Benito. Here, lands are available for Industrial and Commercial purposes. Barangays San Andres and San Juan will also be developed as technopark for farm housing, industrial and commercial purposes.
Alaminos began as a barrio of San Pablo City which was then only a town of the Province of Batangas. Its initial name was Trenchera denoting the presence of long and deep ravines. The early inhabitants of Trenchera were believed to be insurectors and possibly fugitives who took advantage of the numerous trenches for hiding as well as for defense against the Spanish authority.
Sometime in 1873 when a certain Don Andres Penaloza was the Gobernadorcillo (equivalent to Mayor) of the town of San Pablo, Trenchera was formally separated and became pueblo or town but remained part of the Province of Batangas. Don Cirilo Baylon, a wealthy resident of Trenchera and with good command of the Spanish language invited Captain-General Juan de Alaminos Nivera, the Chief Executive of the Province of Batangas whose capital seat was Lipa. The Captain-General accepted the invitation and came in colorful carriage drawn by two horses. With Don Cirilo Baylon leading, he was warmly received by the residents of Trenchera. Dona Gregoria Baylon, the younger sister of Don Cirilo Baylon presented bouquets of fresh flowers to the Captain-General.
During the program in honor of the Captain General and his party, Don Cirilo Baylon presented the petition of the residents asking that Trenchera be made into a duly organized and recognized town. The petition was read in public and the Captain General gave assurance to consider their wish favorably. In less than 2 months the official paper proclaiming Trenchera as a new pueblo or town arrived from Lipa.
At the same time, Don Cirilo Baylon was appointed the first Gobernadorcillo or Town Mayor in concurrent capacity as Capitan de los Constables de Pueblo or the equivalent of the local police chief. In appreciation of Capitan General Juan de Alaminos Nivera, the new pueblo was named Alaminos in 1873 and remained part of the Province of Batangas until 1903.
Generally, Alaminos is safe in flooding and landslides. Based on Hazard Map of Mines and Geo-Science Bureau (MGB), 30.95% (1,660.08has) of the Municipality has no data or no occurrence of either landslides or flooding; 33.05% (1,772.39 has) categorically identified as low susceptibility to landslide; 12.10% (648.88 has) categorically identified as low to moderate susceptibility to landslide; 8.16% (437.88 has) categorically identified as moderate susceptibility to landslide; and only 15.73% (843.88 has) categorically identified as high susceptibility to landslide which are located in Barangays Palma, San Miguel, Santa Rosa and San Gregorio. However, this area (high to susceptible to landslides) has an average distance of 0.81 km away from built-up areas.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Livestock, Food Processing, Manufacturing
Special Events/Festivals: Town Fiesta (October 12), Coramblan Festival
Address: Municipality Of Alaminos, Laguna
Phone: (049) 521-0311
Fax: (049) 521-0311