Talibon is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It lies on the northwestern coast of Bohol, 114.8 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. It has a land area of 177.04 square kilometers. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 54,147 people in 9,712 households.
No records are available to show the origin of the town but old folks claimed that the place got its name from 'talibong,' an ancient spear which they used for mining gold. Later on the letter 'G' was dropped so the name Talibon prevailed.
Talibon was originally part of Inabanga. It was established as a separate municipality in 1830.
During World War II, a guerilla force was organized which took control and authority in Talibon. The force maintained peace and order in the town and restored for a time the normal functions of the municipal peace and order in the town restored for a time the normal functions of the municipal government. Senator Carlos P. Garcia acted as their High Adviser. When Japanese soldiers occupied Bohol their first act was to dispatch a patrol to capture Garcia, but he narrowly escaped to Leyte in a sailboat together with his family. Failing to capture Garcia the Japanese soldiers burned the Garcia house on July 4, 1942 and severely tortured volunteer guard Cesario Avergonzado for giving them the wrong direction.
Talibon is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.
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