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|City of Talisay
Dakbayan sa Talisay (Cebuano)
Lungsod ng Talisay (Tagalog)
|— Component City —|
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Congr. district||1st district of Cebu|
|Incorporated||December 30, 2000 (City)|
|• Mayor||Johnny V. delos Reyes|
|• Vice Mayor||Romeo Villarante|
|• 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:
Talisay City has a 90% Roman Catholic Population with 9% other Christian Denomination (Protestants) and 1% Muslim Population.
Elementary schools District I
Elementary schools District II
Public secondary schools
Private secondary schools
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