VP Sara lauds Alaminos natural heritage

The Hundred Islands National Park is considered as one of Asia’s premier natural wonders and tourist destinations

Vice President Sara Z. Duterte visits an agriculture products store in Alaminos City in Pangasinan province. The Vice President joined the celebration of the city’s Hundred Islands Festival at the Plaza Marcelo Ochave. | Photograph courtesy of official Fb page of inday Sara Duterte

ALAMINOS, Pangasinan — Vice President Sara Z. Duterte on Sunday lauded the efforts of the people of behind the remarkable achievements of Alaminos to re-establish its image as one of the country’s cherished treasures.

The Vice President made the statement during the celebration of the Alaminos City Hundred Islands Festival at the Plaza Marcelo Ochave here.

In her message, Duterte said the people of Alaminos are praise-worthy for ensuring that the Hundred Islands National Park positively contribute and infuse growth to the local economy.

“Let me commend your commitment and dedication that enables you to rapidly revive a culture of high spirit and regain your sense of pride and shared belief in creating positive outcomes through community efforts,” Duterte said.

“Your celebration of the Hundred Islands Festival is a strong example of our need for collective cultural joy that functions as a gateway for national tourism and an opportunity to continually foster innovative ideas that positively infuse the local economy,” she added.

The Hundred Islands National Park is considered as one of Asia’s premier natural wonders and tourist destinations.

Alaminos City, according to Duterte, not only shines as the heart of Western Pangasinan and its central node of commerce, finance, education, industry and services, but is also the first and one of the country’s leading bearers of national park tourism.

She added that she is “in great awe” of the people’s continued efforts to give fresh impetus to preserving the visual identity of the city and its historical character.

“This initiative is laudable because it generates benefits on an educational, cultural, social and economic level and continues to pave a productive, sustainable daily life in the city,” Duterte said.


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