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Talisay, Cebu

Component City
City of Talisay
Dakbayan sa Talisay (Cebuano)
Lungsod ng Talisay (Tagalog)
Talisay City Hall
Talisay City Hall
Official seal of Talisay
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
District 1st district of Cebu
Barangay 22 (see § Barangays)
 • Mayor Johnny V. de los Reyes (LP)
 • Vice mayor Romeo Villarante
 • Total 39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 3rd class

Talisay, officially the City of Talisay and often referred to as Talisay City, is a third income class city in the province of , Philippines. According to the ? , it has a population of . Primarily a residential and trading center, Talisay lies within the Metro Cebu area.

Talisay is known for its "Inasal Baboy" (Roasted pig).

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


  • Barangays 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Tourism 4
    • Festivals 4.1
  • Demographics 5
  • Religion 6
    • Churches and shrines 6.1
      • Roman Catholic Churches 6.1.1
      • Other Denomination Churches 6.1.2
  • Education 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Talisay City comprises 22 barangays:[2]

  • Biasong
  • Candulawan
  • 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.

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 March 28, 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.[3] 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 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 grocery store, several floors displaying clothing & household items, department store and previously a couple of theaters. 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.

Talisay City, its citizens and its surrounding barangays have benefitted 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.


Attractions in Talisay include:

  • Aqua Cainta
  • Villa Teresita
  • Sealights
  • Mountain View Park
  • The Igutan Cave
  • Sta. Teresa de Avila Church – one of the oldest churches in Cebu
  • Lagundi Reef
  • Talisay City Butterfly Park
  • Talisay Liberation Park
  • Crocolandia


  • January 12
    • Talisay City Charter Day
  • March 26
    • American Landing Anniversary – a parade and re-enactment from the Armed Forces and war veterans highlight the yearly celebration to honor and remember the American and Filipino soldiers who shed blood to liberate the province of Cebu
  • August 16
    • Founding Day – the city commemorates its Foundation day celebration with a series of week-long cultural sports and other events
  • October 15
    • Fiesta Sa Talisay – the city celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of Sta. Teresa de Avila
    • Halad Kang Santa Teresa– an offering of thanksgiving in the form of dance by local Talisaynons and pilgrims to pay homage to Sta. Teresa de Avila, the city's patroness. People from all walks of life flock to the city to dance, offer and join the merriment.
    • Inasal Festival – lechon inasal is served in every resident's banquet. The festival is a showcase of lechons in various costumes and decorations.


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


Santa Teresa Church

Talisay City has 90% Roman Catholic population with 9% other Christian denomination and 1% Muslim.

Churches and shrines

Roman Catholic Churches

  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish (Poblacion, Talisay City)
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Tabunok, Talisay)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (San Isidro, Talisay City)
  • Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (Mohon, Talisay City)
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chaplaincy (Camp 3, Jaclupan, Talisay City)
  • La Consolacion Parish – Recoletos (Laray, San Roque, Talisay City)
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno (Cansojong, Talisay City)
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt (Lawaan, Talisay City)

Other Denomination Churches

  • Cirila Uy Sy Memorial Church (Mananga, Tabunok, Talisay City)
  • Lagtang Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Lagtang, Talisay City)
  • Bulacao Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Bulacao, Talisay City)
  • Talisay First Assembly of God Church (Cansojong,Talisay City)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Nonoc, Tabunok, Talisay City)


Elementary schools District I

  • Virgin de las Escuelas Pias School
  • Talisay Central Elementary School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • Mohon Elementary School
  • Lawaan Elementary School
  • Vicenta A. Manreal Elementary School
  • Laray Elementary School
  • Borromeo Bros. Elementary School
  • Maghaway Elementary School
  • Tanke Elementary School

Elementary schools District II

  • Tabunok Central School
  • Lagtang Elementary School
  • Jaclupan Elementary School
  • Bulacao Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • Candulawan Elementary School
  • Camp 4 Elementary School
  • Manipis Elementary School
  • Tapul Elementary School
  • Manguilamon Elementary School

Public secondary schools

  • Bulacao National High School
  • Cansojong National High School
  • Lawa-an National High School
  • Mohon National High School
  • Tabunok National High School
  • Jaclupan National High School
  • San Roque National High School
  • Talisay National High School
  • Pooc National High School
  • Lagtang National High School
  • Tanke National High School
  • Talisay City Science High School (the only Science high school in Talisay City established in 2004)

Private secondary schools


  • Talisay City College (main college of Talisay established by the government officials. Students are commonly called as Talisalites)
  • Asian College of Technology
  • Cebu Sacred Heart College

Other schools

  • Monterey School
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas School Montessori
  • Lagtang Seventh-Day Adventist School (operated by Lagtang SDA Church under the Central Visayan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church)
  • Cherubs Academy
  • Tabunok School of Learning


  • Cebu Bible Seminary
  • Don Bosco Missionary Seminary
  • Mary's Little Children Community Seminary
  • Societas Angeli Pacis Seminary
  • Augustinian Novitiate and Prayer House Seminary


  1. ^ "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  3. ^ NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created, July–December 2000.
  4. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April. 
  5. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 

External links

  • Talisay City Official Website
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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