Talisay, Cebu

Talisay, Cebu
Talisay City
Dakbayan sa Talisay

Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City.
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu Province
Districts 1st District of Cebu
Barangays 22
Founded 1648
Incorporated (Town) 1849
Incorporated (City) December 30, 2000
 - Mayor Bro. Socrates C. Fernandez
 - Vice Mayor Allan G. Bucao
 - Total 39.87 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 179,359
 - Density 4,499/km2 (11,652.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Postal Code 6045
Website www.talisaycitycebu.gov.ph
For the city in Negros Occidental, see Talisay City, Negros Occidental. For the municipality in Batangas, see Talisay, Batangas. For the municipality in Camarines Norte, see Talisay, Camarines Norte. For the Philippine tree, see Talisay.

Talisay City is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 179,359 people.

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 administratively subdivided into 22 barangays.

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


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 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.[1] 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.

  • The vision of the City of Talisay is to become:

1)An environmentally friendly city that provides quality of life to the Talisaynons;

2)A city by the sea which encourages and promote the balance of employment, business opportunities and human development;

3)An alternative commercial and industrial center to the highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue;

4)A tourism destination that promotes sustainable development of the waterfront area and appropriate eco-tourism activities to the upland areas;

5)A settlement haven that offers better living environment to its residents;

6)A city that promotes sustainable utilization of its natural resources.

  • To attain this vision, the City of Talisay aims to:

1)Enhance and optimize existing and proposed residential and commercial sites in the waterfront and central areas of the city;

2)Capitalize on waterfront development, shoreline rehabilitation, river enhancement and greenbelt promenades;

3)Enhance and develop the coastal zone areas for tourism-oriented activities and improvement of environmental quality;

4)Optimize residential areas to provide the housing needs of the population in a safe, healthy and better living conditions;

5)Improve for agricultural production in the upland areas and provide appropriate amenities that are essential for eco-tourism activities;

6)Develop a management plan to conserve and protect fragile and sensitive ecosystem of the Mananga watershed and forestland areas;

7)Improve existing infrastructure and other support facilities to encourage employment opportunities and economic activities.

  • Demography

  The City of Talisay registered a total population of 150,128 in 2000 recorded in NSO Census of Publication book with an average population growth of 4.25 percent.   However, a special census conducted by National Statistics Office sometime in May 2000, specifically for the application of the then Municipality of Talisay for Cityhood yielded a population of 150,238 based on the number of residents working & studying in schools in other component cities, and residential subdivisions of the city. For the purpose of planning and drafting the CLUP 2001-2010, however, and considering the availability of socio-economic data, the NSO Population 2000 was used as basis.   There were a total of 28,751 households in 2000 and the population density was recorded at 36.23 persons/hectare. It is projected that the city's total population will reach 224,587 by 2010.

Based on the 1995 census figures, the dependency ratio of the City of Talisay was at 66 per cent. Cebuano is the predominant dialect (96 per cent) of the inhabitants of the city.

  • Celebrations

TALISAY CITY CHARTER DAY - 2nd Week of January Held every 12th day of January.

AMERICAN LANDING ANNIVERSARY –March 26 A parade and re-enactment from the Armed Forces and war veterans highlighted the yearly celebration to honor & remember the American & Filipino Soldiers who shed blood to liberate the province of Cebu.

FOUNDING DAY - 2nd Week of August Talisay City commemorates its Foundation day celebration every 16 August with a series of week-long cultural sports and other events.

FIESTA SA TALISAY – October 15 Talisaynon celebrates its annual Fiesta on the 15th day of October in honor of Patron St. Sta. Teresa de Avila.

HALAD FESTIVAL - October 15 It is the traditional gesture of thanksgiving by the Talisaynons during the annual fiesta celebration. People from all walks of life flock to the city to dance, offer and join the merriment as one grateful community.

INASAL FESTIVAL - October 15 The city’s famous specialty, lechon inasal is served in every resident’s banquet. The festival is a showcase of lechons in various costumes and decorations.



  • 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 (Jaclupan, Talisay City)
  • Flowing Water and Animal Park (Tubod, Minglanilla)
  • Sea- Foods Restaurant (Lawaan)
  • Roger's Place (Lagtang)


  • Robinsons Mall (Robinsons Square Mall)
  • Gaisano MegaMall Talisay(proposed)
  • Talisay Central Mall

Memorial Park

  • Cebu Evergreen Park (CEMPI) located along the South Coastal Highway.


Commercial Center

Much of the commerce in Talisay City takes place in the Tabunok area, where several public markets, strip malls and commercial establishments are situated. The biggest mall is Gaisano Tabunok, which has a grocery, several floors displaying clothing and household items and a couple of theaters. However, much of the population still depend on the so-called "public markets", where they can find fresh meat, fish and vegetables, as well as other household needs there are many sari sari stores one being gloria's mini mart its great for all the locals who need hardware and house needs and fooding and with out the need of travel to go to Tabunok. Talisay City and the Tabunok area also serves as the commercial area for municipalities south of the city, being the south "gateway" to Cebu City, considered to be the second largest city outside Metro Manila. Talisay City, its citizens and its surrounding barangays have lately benefitted immensely from the construction of the South Road Properties project, which is an 6-lane coastal highway from downtown Cebu City to the town of Minglanilla, but with several exits in between, many of which are exits to several areas of Talisay City. 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 70's and 80's.

Government Offices

  • Bureau of Internal Revenue - Regional District Office #83
  • Department of Public Works and Highways
  • Talisay City Hall
  • Land Transportation Office
  • National Bureau of Investigation


  • Alpha Executive Homes
  • Azienda Firenze
  • Azienda Milan
  • Azienda Roma
  • Azienda Torino
  • Azienda Venezia
  • Azienda Milan
  • Baywalk Subdivision - DECA Homes
  • Camella Homes
  • Carmen Village
  • Coral Bay Subdivision
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Fairview Village
  • Fernandez Subdivision
  • Fonte Di Versailles Subdivision
  • Fortune Homes Subdivision
  • Fortune Plain Village
  • Friendly Homes Subdivision
  • Gentle Peace Subdivision
  • Green Meadows Subdivision
  • Hollowblock Subdivision
  • Jinky’s Subdivision
  • Joanna Homes Subdivision
  • Kishanta Zen Residences
  • Lemonville
  • Lessandra Subivision
  • Lombardi Townhomes
  • Lovely Homes Subdivision
  • Maglasang Subdivision
  • Maharlika Village
  • Mananga Riverside GK Village
  • Merrywood Townhomes
  • Miami Homes Subdivision
  • Mingcourt Village
  • Monterey Homes Subdivision
  • New Frontier Village
  • New Green Meadows Subdivision
  • Nonoc Homes Subdivision
  • Peaceville Subdivision
  • Pacific Heights Subdivision
  • Puerto del Sol Subdivision
  • Ramona Village
  • Recoletosville
  • Riverview Village
  • Sacred Heart Village
  • Sacred Homes Subdivision
  • Saint Arnold Janssen Village
  • Saint Barachiel Subdivision
  • San Josemaria Village
  • Santa Catalina Subdivision
  • Santa Maria Heights Subdivision
  • Santa Theresa Village
  • Santo Niño Village
  • Seaview Heights Subdivision
  • Sincere Subdivision
  • South City Home Subdivision
  • South City Homes Subdivision
  • Southwinds Subdivision
  • Tierra Grande
  • UGHAI 2 Subdivision
  • Valleyview Subdivision
  • Vergara Subdivision
  • Victoria Village
  • Villa Lucita Subdivision
  • Villa Solana Subdivision
  • Vista Grande
  • William Lines Subdivision


Talisay City has a 90% Roman Catholic Population with 9% other Christian Denomination (Protestants) and 1% Muslim Population.

Churches and Shrines

  • Arch-Diocesan Shrine - Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish (Poblacion, Talisay City)
  • ST. Joseph the Worker parish (Tabunoc, Talisay)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (San Isidro, Talisay City)
  • Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (Mohon, Talisay City)
  • Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (Jaclupan, Camp 3, Talisay City)
  • Arch-Diocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene (Cansojong, Talisay City)
  • Arch-Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Scionstat (Lawaan, Talisay City)
  • La Consolacion Parish (Laray, San Roque, Talisay City)


    • Talisay Central School
    • San Roque Elementary School
    • Mohon Elementary School
    • Lawaan Elementary School
    • Vicente A. Manreal Elementary School
    • Laray Elementary School
    • Borromeo Bros. Elementary School
    • Maghaway Elementary School
    • Tabunok Central School
    • Lagtang Elementary School
    • Jaclupan Elementary School
    • Bulacao Elementary School
    • San Isidro Elementary School
    • Candulawan Elementary School
    • Camp 4 Elementary School
    • Camp 6 Elementary School
    • Tapul Elementary School
    • Manguilamon Elementary 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
    • Talisay City Science High School, the only Science High school in Talisay City established in 2004.
    • Divino Amore Academy. Catholic School run by the Augustinian Sisters of Divine Love (ASDL), located at Fidel Bas St., Lower Mohon, Talisay, City
    • Sisters of Mary-Girlstown. School located at J.P. Rizal St., Poblacion, Talisay City
    • St. Scholastica's Academy. Catholic School run by the Benedictine Sisters (Order of Saint Benedict OSB), located at Lagtang Rd., Tabunok, Talisay City
    • East Visayan Academy. Operated by the Central Visayan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church located at South Expressway, Bulacao, Talisay City
    • Asian College of Technology-located at South Expressway, Bulacao, Talisay City
    • Sacred Heart School of Lawa-an
    • Don Bosco Missionary Seminary
    • Talisay Malayan Academy -located at the heart of the city, Poblacion, Talisay City
    • St. Teresa's School Catholic. Located in Poblacion, Talisay City
    • Talisay City College - Poblacion, Talisay City - main college of Talisay established by the government officials students are commonly called as Talisalites
    • Asian College of Technology located at South Expressway, Bulacao, Talisay City
    • Sacred Heart School of Lawa-an
    • Virgine Madre de las Escuelas Pias School- Lawa-an I,Talisay City, Cebu
    • Monterey School - located at San Isidro, Talisay City, Cebu
    • 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. Located at Lagtang, Talisay City
    • Cherubs Academy - located at Laray, San Roque, Talisay City
    • Cebu Bible Seminary
    • Don Bosco Missionary Seminary
    • Mary's Little Children Community Seminary
    • Societas Angeli Pacis Seminary
    • Augustinian Novitiate and Prayer House Seminary
    • Philippine Blue Warriors Taekwondo
    • Jujitsu


External links

Coordinates: 10°18′0″N 123°54′0″E / 10.3°N 123.9°E / 10.3; 123.9

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