Datu Udzag Midtimbang was the first Mayor of the town, followed by a younger brother Datu Antao, and now Datu Ali. With these leaders, Talayan now and then remains as a place for everybody. Many projects now serve the public like concrete roads and lights in every home. A new public market is now being constructed under the leadership of the new Mayor Hadji Datu Ali.
Talayan is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System