Talavera, Nueva Ecija

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Municipality of Talavera
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Talavera
Motto(s): Sa Talavera...Todo Asenso Bayan at Tao
Map of Nueva Ecija with Talavera highlighted
Map of Nueva Ecija with Talavera highlighted
Talavera is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°35′02″N 120°55′08″E / 15.5839°N 120.9189°E / 15.5839; 120.9189Coordinates: 15°35′02″N 120°55′08″E / 15.5839°N 120.9189°E / 15.5839; 120.9189
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 1st District
Founded 1872
Barangays 53 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nerivi Santos Martinez
 • Electorate 74,660 voters (2016)
 • Total 140.92 km2 (54.41 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 124,829
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3114
PSGC 034930000
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Climate type tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Website www.talavera.gov.ph

Talavera, officially the Municipality of Talavera, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 124,829 people.[3]

It is bordered by Cabanatuan, Llanera, Science City of Muñoz, Aliaga, General Mamerto Natividad and Santo Domingo.


Talavera is politically subdivided into 53 barangays.

  • Andal Alino (Poblacion)
  • Bagong Sikat
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bacal I
  • Bacal II
  • Bacal III
  • Baluga
  • Bantug
  • Bantug Hacienda
  • Basang Hamog
  • Bugtong na Buli
  • Bulac
  • Burnay
  • Calipahan
  • Campos
  • Casulucan Este
  • Collado
  • Dimasalang Norte
  • Dimasalang Sur
  • Dinarayat
  • Esguerra District (Poblacion)
  • Gulod
  • Homestead I
  • Homestead II
  • Cabubulaunan
  • Caaniplahan
  • Caputican
  • Kinalanguyan
  • La Torre
  • Lomboy
  • Mabuhay
  • Maestrang Kikay (Poblacion)
  • Mamandil
  • Marcos District (Poblacion)
  • Matias District(Poblacion)
  • Matingkis
  • Minabuyoc
  • Pag-asa District (Poblacion)
  • Paludpod
  • Pantoc Bulac
  • Pinagpanaan
  • Poblacion Sur (Poblacion)
  • Pula
  • Pulong San Miguel (Poblacion)
  • Sampaloc
  • San Miguel na Munti
  • San Pascual
  • San Ricardo
  • Sibul
  • Sicsican Matanda
  • Tabacao
  • Tagaytay
  • Valle

History and topography[edit]

Present-day Talavera was formerly a barrio of Cabanatuan City. It was called “Katugian” which means a place abundant in “Tugue,” an edible root crop.

The distance between Cabanatuan's town center and Katugian was critical during the early phase of its development although it was only 15 kilometres (9.3 mi). The parish-curate at that time recommended to the Spanish administrators a separate and independent administration of Katugian.

By a royal decree issued on November 12, 1852, the plan making Katugian a town was approved. There was no formal inauguration of the new town in accordance with the royal decree. However, the Augustinian parish-curate of Cabanatuan, Fr. Gregorio Crisostomo, appointed the first officials of the town by sending his co-adjutor, a certain Pedro Estanislao Pascual, to handle the religious phase of the administration of the new town during Sundays and Holidays only.

The first barrios that composed the new town were La Torre, Pulong Buli (Now Sto. Domingo), Concepcion and Valle. Based on the petition presented to the Alcalde Mayor (governor) of Nueva Ecija, forwarded to the governor general in Manila, the “Talavera of the Crown of the Princess” was approved on February 17, 1853, by the Governor General.

In 1954, Talavera lost some territory when the barrios of General Luna, Morcon, Mabini, Ricarte, Casili, and Picon, together with sitios Plaridel and Bosque were separated to form the town of Llanera along with some territory from Rizal and San Jose.[4]

The municipality’s terrain is relatively flat, with slope ranging from 0 to 3%. Due to the flat topography, the land is suited for agricultural, commercial or industrial development.


Population census of Talavera
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,352 —    
1918 8,658 +6.53%
1939 20,442 +4.18%
1948 24,353 +1.96%
1960 28,603 +1.35%
1970 44,512 +4.52%
1975 53,011 +3.57%
1980 62,225 +3.26%
1990 77,256 +2.19%
1995 85,797 +1.98%
2000 97,329 +2.74%
2007 105,122 +1.07%
2010 112,515 +2.50%
2015 124,829 +2.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


St. Isidore the Worker Parish

Majority of Talavera's populace is Roman Catholic, served by St. Isidore the Worker Parish Church. Other religious groups have churches and places of worship in the municipality.


Public market and stores

Many government projects beneficial to the municipality's citizens were constructed, including the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology—Municipal Government of Talavera(NEUST–MGT), an extension campus of the said university; Talavera Eternal Park, the municipality's cemetery; a town library, a government-run drugstore, and a tourist attraction called Tren ng Bayan, a kiddie ride that goes around the town park.

There are also tourist attractions in Talavera. It has a town plaza situated near the municipal hall. Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort is a prominent attraction situated in Brgy. Dinarayat.


There are 24.77 kilometres (15.39 mi) of national roads, including the 16.93 kilometres (10.52 mi) Maharlika Highway/Asian Highway 26 that passes through the municipality. Due to its central location, the Municipality of Talavera is one of the pivotal transport points in Central Luzon.

Talavera is accessible by all means of land transportation. Regular jeepney trips are from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. Tricycles are available 24 hours a day. Several bus companies also use the Talavera route from Cagayan Valley and Aurora Province to Manila, Cabanatuan City, San Jose City, Baguio City and other destinations.

Health and education[edit]

PJGMRCMC Extension Hospital

In terms of education, Talavera is served by both public and DepEd-accredited private schools. The largest elementary school is Talavera Central School, situated in the town proper. The largest secondary educational institution is Talavera National High School, colloquially knows as TNHS.

In terms of healthcare, Talavera's populace is served by Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Hospital, a public hospital simply known as PJG. Medical and dental clinics also serve the municipality.



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Llanera in the Province of Nueva Ecija". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903 – 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Nueva Ecija". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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