Alaminos, officially the Municipality of Alaminos (Tagalog: Bayan ng Alaminos), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,859 people. 
|Municipality of Alaminos|
Church and Municipal Hall
Map of Laguna with Alaminos highlighted
|Founded||January 1, 1916|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Eladio M. Magampon|
|• Vice Mayor||Ruben D. Alvarez|
|• Representative||Marisol A. Sampelo|
|• Electorate||29,636 voters (2019)|
|• Total||57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||176 m (577 ft)|
(2015 census) 
|• Density||830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|• Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||2.67% (2015)|
|• Revenue||₱117,064,001.83 (2016)|
|• Electricity||Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)49|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
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.
Alaminos has a land area of 5,476 hectares (13,530 acres) and is situated 73 kilometres (45 mi) southeast of Manila. The municipalities of Calauan and Bay are located north of Alaminos, the city of San Pablo on the south and east and the municipality of Santo Tomas in Batangas province on its west.
There are three main rivers in Alaminos, namely Kaquinkong, Onipa and Tigas.
Alaminos is politically subdivided into 15 barangays,  four of which are classified as urban barangays: Barangay I, II, III and IV, while the rest are classified as rural. Brgy. San Gregorio is the biggest barangay measuring 840.6190 hectares followed by Brgy. Santa Rosa measuring 802.28 hectares.
|Climate data for Alaminos, Laguna|
|Average high °C (°F)||26
|Average low °C (°F)||20
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||52
|Average rainy days||12.0||8.1||8.8||9.7||17.9||22.6||26.2||24.5||24.6||22.0||16.7||14.9||208|
|Source: Meteoblue |
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority   |
In the 2015 census, the population of Alaminos, Laguna, was 47,859 people,  with a density of 830 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.
Mayors of AlaminosEdit
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.
- 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 (2016–2019)
- Eladio M. Magampon (2019–present)
Town Fiesta October 12
People from AlaminosEdit
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