Talisay City, Cebu

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City of Talisay
Ph seal cebu talisay.png
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Mayor Bro. Socrates C. Fernandez
Barangays 22
Website http://www.talisaycitycebu.gov.ph/
Physical characteristics
Area 42.22 km²
Total (2000) 148,110
Density 1,139.5/km²

Talisay City is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 148,110 people in 28,751 households.

Talisay is known for its "Inasal Baboy" (Roasted Pig). Its name is taken from the 'Mantalisay' tree which is abundant in the city. It is primarily a residential and trading center. Talisay City is part of a metropolitan area known as Metro Cebu.



Talisay City is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

  • Biasong
  • Bulacao
  • Cadulawan
  • Camp IV
  • Cansojong
  • Dumlog
  • Jaclupan
  • Lagtang
  • Lawaan I
  • Lawaan II
  • Lawaan III
  • Linao
  • Maghaway
  • Manipis
  • Mohon
  • Poblacion
  • Pooc
  • San Isidro
  • San Roque
  • Tabunok
  • Tangke
  • Tapul


Talisay was founded in 1648 as an estate owned by the Augustinians. In 1849, it was converted into a municipality with Silverio Fernandez as its first gobernadorcillo and Pedro Labuca as captain.

Some accounts claim that Talisay got its name from the Magtalisay trees which are endemic in certain areas of the municipality, while others claim that Talisay got its name from a town in Spain.

During both the American colonial period and World War II, Talisay served as a haven of colonial military forces. The municipality served as the center of guerrilla intelligence operations for the Philippine residence movement in Cebu during World War II. Returning American forces landed on the beaches of Talisay on March 28, 1945, an event that marked the eventual surrender of Japanese forces on Cebu. That day is now an official holiday in the province of Cebu.

In 2000, the municipality of Talisay was converted into a city.<ref>NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created, July-December 2000.</ref> The municipality is now linked to Cebu City via the new South Coastal Highway from Lawaan, opened in 2004. This has brought some recent inward investment in the form of sub-divisions, some hastily planned and plagued by problems. Conflict has occurred between the residents of the mountain barangay of Maghaway and those of Crown Asia's Azienda Milan and Venezia sub-divisions. According to the National Statistics Office in its 2000 report, some 70 percent of the population of Talisay belongs to the urban poor. Talisay remains an important center for the production of blasting caps used in illegal dynamite fishing. [1]


List of Academics Based in Talisay City

1. Talisay City Science High School - the only Science High school in Talisay City established in 2004. 2. Divino Amore Academy - Catholic School run by the Augustinian Sisters of Divine Love (ASDL), located at Fidel Bas St., Lower Mohon, Talisay, City 3. Talisay Malayan Academy - located at the heart of the city, Poblacion, Talisay City 4. Sisters of Mary-Girlstown - School located at J.P. Rizal St., Poblacion, Talisay City 5. St. Scholastica's Academy - Catholic School run by the Benedictine Sisters (Order of Saint Benedict OSB), located at Lagtang Rd., Tabunok, Talisay City 6. Asian College of Technology - located at South Expressway, Bulacao, Talisay City 7. Monterey School of Learning - located at San Isidro, Talisay City, Cebu 8. East Visayan Academy - Operated by the Central Visayan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church located at South Expressway, Bulacao, Talisay City 9. Mohon Elementary School - A Government School at Proper Mohon, Talisay City 10. Saint Thomas Aquinas School Montessori. 11. Sacred Heart School of Lawa-an 12. St. Teresa's School Catholic - Located in Poblacion, Talisay City 13. Lagtang SDA Elementary School - Operated by Lagtang SDA Church under the Central Visayan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Located at Lagtang, Talisay City 14. Talisay City National High School 15. Talisay Elementary School 16. Tabunok Elementary School

See also

Don Bosco Missionary Seminary Lawa-an


  1. NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created, July-December 2000

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