Alaminos is undeniably a growing trade, commercial and educational
center of Western Pangasinan. Owing to its strategic location and with
the presence of the world-famous Hundred Islands National Park, and with
its abundant natural resources, the municipality is one of the growth centers
in Region I. With such inherent strengths, traders and businessmen continue to
come to Alaminos. Investments propelled the economic development of the town.
With a booming economy, Alaminos was reclassified from fourth to third class
municipality in July 1991, the only one in the province and one of the five (5)
municipalities in Region I. Its reclassification is based on the provisions of
Executive Order No. 249 and Finance Department Order No. 79-91 dated July 1991.
However, it was in 1994 when then Mayor Alipio Fernandez, Mayor of Dagupan
City, first broached the idea to the then Mayor Leon M. Rivera, Jr., of
converting Alaminos into a city due to its strategic location in Western
Pangasinan. [read more]