Alaminians discover Alaminos
Alaminos may have rung the bell to most but it’s possible that they have yet to fully explore what’s in it, what it has to offer and what more they can do in the City of the Hundred Islands.
And that includes its residents known to many as Alaminians.
For the record, Alaminos is the youngest and 4th city in the province. For decades, it has been the center of trade and commerce in this western part of the province and today, it is one of the growth nodes in the North Central Luzon because of the able leadership, vision and good governance of Mayor Hernani A. Braganza.
Under Braganza’s watch, Alaminos has also succeeded in getting back the management, control and supervision of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) from the Philippine Tourism Authority and in laying down the foundation in the utmost preservation, conservation and rehabilitation of the said marine park and sanctuary, considered as the biggest in the country.
As a result, Alaminos is now considered as Pangasinan’s tourism capital and one of the booming and exciting eco-tourists destinations in the country today.
This is one of the very reasons why the city government has come up with Gali-La Pasyar Ed Hundred Islands, a free Hundred Islands eco-tour exclusively for the city residents which started last May 3.
City Information Officer Anacleto Orfinada said the program dubbed as “Alaminians discover Alaminos” (Huwag Maging Dayuhan sa Sariling Bayan), is a simple marketing campaign that seeks to introduce to the local folks the HINP.
“Whether you’ve been to the Hundred Islands before or not, Gali-La Pasyar Ed Hundred Islands will be an activity you don’t want to miss,” he stressed.
Orfinada noted that Alaminians have plenty of reasons to visit Hundred Islands this summer-one is pride of place and the chance to experience the real eco-adventure. Also, for the city residents discover or rediscover and enjoy anew the many wonders of the city’s icon.
He said those interested parties should start coordinating with their barangay officials, the City Tourism Office and the City Cooperative Office for them to avail of the program and mark their calendar for this year’s free boat ride and eco-tour from May 10-11, 17-18, 23-26 and 30, 2012
“After these exciting eco-tours, our citymates will surely find so many things to love more about Alaminos and our city’s pride-the Hundred Islands.”
And be really proud of being a true-bloodied Alaminians. (CIO)