Talisay City, Cebu

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Talisay, officially the City of Talisay (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Talisay; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Talisay), is a 3rd class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 227,645 people. 

Primarily a residential and trading center, Talisay lies within the Metro Cebu area. It is bordered to the north by Cebu City, to the west is the city of Toledo, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Minglanilla.

The name of Talisay is taken from the magtalisay tree which is abundant in the city.

History

Talisay was founded in 1648 as an estate owned by the Augustinians. In 1849 it was converted into a municipality.

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 resistance movement in Cebu during World War II. The returning U. S. liberation forces landed on the beaches of Talisay on 28 March 1945, and were helped together with the Philippine Commonwealth forces and the Cebuano guerrillas, 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 through Republic Act No. 8979.[1] The municipality is now linked to Cebu City via the South Coastal Highway from Lawaan, opened in 2004. This brought some recent inward investment in the form of subdivisions, but some hastily planned plagued by problems. Conflict occurred between the residents of the mountain barangay of Maghaway and those of Crown Asia's Azienda Milan and Venezia subdivisions.

Barangays

Talisay City comprises 22 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015  2010 
072250019 Biasong 2.8% 6,482 5,542 3.03%
072250001 Bulacao 5.6% 12,697 11,579 1.77%
072250002 Cadulawan 1.9% 4,379 3,812 2.68%
072250020 Camp IV 1.5% 3,305 2,258 7.52%
072250003 Cansojong 7.0% 16,016 12,645 4.60%
072250004 Dumlog 7.8% 17,785 12,709 6.61%
072250005 Jaclupan 3.8% 8,684 7,891 1.84%
072250006 Lagtang 6.1% 13,830 10,394 5.59%
072250007 Lawaan I 4.1% 9,413 9,503 −0.18%
072250021 Lawaan II 2.7% 6,033 5,625 1.34%
072250022 Lawaan III 5.3% 12,037 10,708 2.25%
072250008 Linao 4.4% 10,110 7,951 4.68%
072250009 Maghaway 3.1% 7,148 6,869 0.76%
072250010 Manipis 1.1% 2,456 1,994 4.05%
072250011 Mohon 4.7% 10,735 9,582 2.19%
072250012 Poblacion 5.6% 12,756 12,107 1.00%
072250013 Pooc 5.1% 11,699 8,912 5.32%
072250014 San Isidro 6.0% 13,753 12,502 1.83%
072250015 San Roque 8.0% 18,161 16,950 1.32%
072250016 Tabunok 6.4% 14,682 17,593 −3.39%
072250017 Tangke 6.0% 13,707 11,891 2.74%
072250018 Tapul 0.8% 1,777 1,755 0.24%
TOTAL 227,645 200,772 2.42%

Climate

Climate data for Talisay City, Cebu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28

(82)

29

(84)

30

(86)

31

(88)

31

(88)

30

(86)

30

(86)

30

(86)

30

(86)

29

(84)

29

(84)

28

(82)

30

(85)

Average low °C (°F) 23

(73)

23

(73)

23

(73)

24

(75)

25

(77)

25

(77)

25

(77)

25

(77)

25

(77)

25

(77)

24

(75)

23

(73)

24

(75)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 70

(2.8)

49

(1.9)

62

(2.4)

78

(3.1)

138

(5.4)

201

(7.9)

192

(7.6)

185

(7.3)

192

(7.6)

205

(8.1)

156

(6.1)

111

(4.4)

1,639

(64.6)

Average rainy days 13.4 10.6 13.1 14.5 24.2 27.9 28.4 27.7 27.1 27.4 22.5 15.9 252.7
Source: Meteoblue

Demographics

Population census of Talisay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 13,636 —    
1918 15,302 +0.77%
1939 20,077 +1.30%
1948 22,442 +1.25%
1960 31,097 +2.76%
1970 47,787 +4.38%
1975 55,738 +3.13%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1980 69,720 +4.58%
1990 97,955 +3.46%
1995 120,292 +3.92%
2000 148,110 +4.56%
2007 179,359 +2.68%
2010 200,772 +4.19%
2015 227,645 +2.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority   


In 2017, Talisay City was the most densely populated city in the Cebu province. This ranking does not include highly urbanized cities: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, & Mandaue. There were 5,710 people living per square kilometer.

Cebuano is the predominant language of the inhabitants of the city (96%).

Religion

Santa Teresa Church

Talisay City has a Roman Catholic-majority population. It also has sizeable Protestant and non-Christian minorities.

Economy

Talisay remains an important center for the production of blasting caps used in dynamite.

Much of the commerce in Talisay takes place in the Tabunok area, where several public markets, strip malls and commercial establishments are situated. The biggest mall is Gaisano Grand Fiesta Mall Tabunok, which has a supermarket, department store and formerly, a cinema. However, much of the population still depend on the public markets, where they can find fresh meat, fish and vegetables, as well as other household needs. There are many sari-sari stores. Talisay City and the Tabunok area also serve as the commercial area for municipalities south of the city, being the southern gateway to Cebu City.

Transport

Talisay City, its citizens and its surrounding barangays have benefited from the construction of the South Road Properties project, which is a 6-lane coastal highway from downtown Cebu City to the town of Minglanilla, with several exits in between, many of which serve several areas of Talisay. Because of this highway, traffic, which has always been a problem for the inhabitants in the past few years for this area, has been greatly reduced, making the city a popular zone for housing once more, as it was in the early 70s and 80s.

In 2016 Talisay City Council expressed support for the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Cebu.

Culture

Talisay City is considered as the "Lechon Capital of Cebu" and is considered as one of the two places to get the best of the best Lechon in Cebu, with the other place being Carcar City. Their roasted pig, which is nicknamed "Inasal", has put the town on the map. Because of their Lechon, the town decided to create a religious-cultural endeavor to promote Talisay City, which was "Halad Inasal Festival". The festival is in honor of St. Teresa of Avila, Talisay City's patron saint, and is highlighted by street dancing merged with a procession with roasted pig, which then culminates with a ritual showdown and a grand finale with a firework display.

Education

  • 20 Elementary schools (Private & Public)
  • 12 Public secondary schools
  • 8 Private secondary schools
  • 3 Colleges
  • 5 Kindergartens
  • 5 Seminaries

References

Sources

  • Gonzales, Glenda R. (December 2004). "Metro Cebu: A Metropolitan Area in Need of Coordinative Body" (PDF). Discussion Paper. 2004-49. Philippine Institute for Development Studies. Retrieved Template:Date. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  • "LRT system gets backing of Talisay council", Template:Date.