Location: Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines
Note: This is a part of my June 5 – 6, 2016 Alaminos City-Bolinao-Camiling Tour which includes: Hundred Islands, Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Giant Taklobo Resto Grill and Accommodation and Camiling Quick Tour.
This is a part of my June 5-6, 2016 Alaminos-Bolinao Trip which includes the trip on: Hundred Islands Tour
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish must have an iconic significance in Alaminos City as it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alaminos and is Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. It was created and erected on January 12, 1985 from the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan with the bishop's see at Alaminos, Pangasinan. It comprises 14 municipalities in the western part of the province of Pangasinan.
I attended a 7:00 P.M. English Holy Mass here on June 5, 2016 on the eve after my Hundred Islands trip. This church is quite far at more than 5 kilometers from Island Tropics Hotel where I stayed overnight and I have to charter a tricycle for P60.
It was timely that it was Sunday when I attended mass and I can see that the church was filled with parishioners, an indication that this part of the Philippines are still Catholic believers.
The 7:00 P.M. mass schedule was the last but it took me almost 30 minutes to wait before the church was emptied with parishioners since some of them stayed to pray for the novena, holy rosary and other prayers for personal intentions.
Colegio San Jose de Alaminos is a very important landmark of Alaminos as it produces hundred of professionals and like any other typical city or town in the Philippines, catholic schools serves as the arm of its parish church in keeping the townsfolk closer to the church.
I am reminded that typically parish churches have their own parochial school and St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Church and Colegio San Jose de Alaminos is just a concrete example.
Before I attended the 7:00 P.M. Mass, I happened to tour around Alaminos City just to capture its form during that late afternoon and I can see how bustling the city is with so many establishments.
One can tell that a city is progressive just by the looks of its city hall equipped with a functional giant LCD screen. The presence of the Hundred Islands in the city's jurisdiction is a big boost to its economy due to booming tourism industry.
Another landmark of the city which I was so impressed with was its park just opposite to the city hall. It was highly maintained and the benches are quite inviting to seat in with its lush green landscaping one will be refreshed staying in the park with pipe-in music.
HOW TO GO THERE
Simply take a Five Star Bus from either Cubao or Pasay terminal which will drive you to Alaminos City for 4 to 5 hours travel time. Below are the current fare rates of the said bus liner.
Five Star Bus Rates
Book Hotline at 09277124349 or for more updated fare, visit this LINK
|Regular Airconditioned Fare from Cubao to Alaminos||Regular Airconditioned Fare from Pasay to Alaminos||Airconditioned 20% Discounted Fare for Senior Citizens, PWD and Students from Cubao to Alaminos||Airconditioned 20% Discounted Fare for Senior Citizens, PWD and Students from Pasay to Alaminos|