Talisay City Hall
Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Congr. district||1st district of Cebu|
|Incorporated||December 30, 2000 (City)|
|• Mayor||Johnny V. de los Reyes (LP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Romeo C. Villarante (LP)|
|• Total||39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Talisay is known for its "Inasal Baboy" (Roasted pig). Its name is taken from the 'Magtalisay' 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 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. 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.
|Population census of Talisay|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
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 was projected that the city's total population will reach 224,587 by 2010.
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 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 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 without 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 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, 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.
Attractions in Talisay include:
- Aqua Cainta
- Villa Teresita
- 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
- 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 (the 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 (the city celebrates its annual Fiesta on the 15th day of October in honor of Patron St. Sta. Teresa de Avila)
- Halad Kang Santa Teresa– October 15 (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 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)
Talisay City has a 90% Roman Catholic Population with 9% other Christian Denomination (Protestants) and 1% Muslim Population.
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)
Elementary schools District I
Elementary schools District II
Public secondary schools
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
- 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
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- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
- NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created, July–December 2000.