Talisay, Negros Occidental

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City of Talisay
View of The Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion, Talisay City at dusk
View of The Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion, Talisay City at dusk
Official seal of Talisay
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Talisay City
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Talisay City
Talisay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°44′N 122°58′E / 10.733°N 122.967°E / 10.733; 122.967Coordinates: 10°44′N 122°58′E / 10.733°N 122.967°E / 10.733; 122.967
Country  Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR/Region XVIII)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 3rd district of Negros Occidental
Founded 1788
Incorporated (town) September 29, 1850
Incorporated (city) February 11, 1998
Barangays 27
 • Mayor Nilo Jesus Antonio Neil E. Lizares III
 • Vice Mayor Samuel M. Siote
 • Total 201.18 km2 (77.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 102,214
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6115
Dialing code 34
Income class 4th class city; partially urban
Website www.talisaycity.gov.ph

Talisay, officially the City of Talisay and often referred to as Talisay City, is a fourth class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a total population of 97,571 people.[4] It is part of the metropolitan area called Metro Bacolod, which includes its neighbors Silay to the north and Bacolod to the south.[5] It has a total land area of 20,118 hectares (49,710 acres).[2]


The Negritos, natives who led nomadic lives at the foot of scenic North Negros mountain ranges, originally inhabited Talisay. In 1788, families of Malay descent settled in the pristine part of Negros Island and named it Minuluan. Unknown to many, the sugar industry in province has its very roots in Talisay. The enterprising Recollect priest led by Fray Fernando Cuenca, spurred the economic development of this once sleepy Sitio through the planting of sugarcane in vast tracts of land we call ‘haciendas’.

The seedlings, brought from Spain, thrived well in the rich, loamy soil. Fray Cuenca improved sugar production of the crude wooden mills with the invention of ‘Molino de Agua’. The Spanish colonizers became guardians of our economic, socio-political and spiritual lives, and with more of the Minuluan population embracing the Catholic faith, the Sitio was decreed a town on September 20, 1850, with San Nicolas de Tolentino as its patron saint. It was renamed Talisay after the tree that grew in abundance along the mouth of the Matab-ang River.

To accommodate the growing population, three more barrios were established – Dos Hermanas and San Fernando in the northern part and Concepcion in the South.

At the turn of the century, Talisay became a significant player in revolt against Spain through the leadership of General Aniceto Lacson. The wily general and erstwhile Katipunero of the North teamed up with General Araneta from the South during the victorious Cinco de Noviembre uprising in 1898 that saw the Spaniards capitulating without bloodshed. The intervening years saw Talisay growing and methamorphosing into the budding city that is today-full of promise and potential. On February 11, 1998, Talisay through the effort of its local official led by the Mayor Amelo Lizares was finally elevated into a city.[6]


Talisay is also known for its 2 major tertiary institutions: The Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Main Campus.

Business process outsourcing[edit]

In 2016, business process outsourcing (BPO) company iQor opens its call/contact center in Talisay, the first BPO company in the city.[7]


Talisay City is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Bubog
  • Cabatangan
  • Zone 4-A (Pob.)
  • Zone 4 (Pob.)
  • Concepcion
  • Dos Hermanas
  • Efigenio Lizares
  • Zone 7 (Pob.)
  • Zone 14-B (Pob.)
  • Zone 12-A (Pob.)
  • Zone 10 (Pob.)
  • Zone 5 (Pob.)
  • Zone 16 (Pob.)
  • Matab-ang
  • Zone 9 (Pob.)
  • Zone 6 (Pob.)
  • Zone 14 (Pob.)
  • San Fernando
  • Zone 15 (Pob.)
  • Zone 14-A (Pob.)
  • Zone 11 (Pob.)o
  • Zone 8 (Pob.)
  • Zone 12 (Pob.)
  • Zone 1 (Pob.)
  • Zone 2 (Pob.)
  • Zone 3 (Pob.)
  • Katilingban


Population census of Talisay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 63,260 —    
1995 68,401 +1.47%
2000 79,146 +3.18%
2007 96,444 +2.76%
2010 97,571 +0.42%
2015 102,214 +0.89%
Source: National Statistics Office[4][8]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Building Globally Competitive Metro Areas in the Philippines" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Talisay City". Negros Occidental Provincial Government. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  7. ^ https://signedevents.com/philippines/bacolod-city/masskara-2016-get-hired-and-celebrate-with-iqor/
  8. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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