About Talisay

Core Values

T – Trust and Transparency

A – Adherence to Sustainable Development

L – Loyalty (through Nationalism and Patriotism)

I – Integrity (moral soundness, honesty, freedom from corrupting influence or motive, uprightness)

S – Sincerity, (Utterly Honest, Genuine Honesty, and Real and True)

A – Advocacy (to Peace and Order, Peace Loving city)

Y – Yes to Progress Affirm to Programs

C – Concern for the Environment

A – Accountability (the state of being accountable, liability to be called on to render an account, to bear the consequences)

R – Result Oriented (output oriented program)

E – Equality (an ideal of uniformality of treatment or status by those in position to affect others, equality of opportunity)

S – Strength of Character


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 is projected that the city’s total population will reach 224,587 by 2010.

Based on the 1995 census figures, the dependency ratio of the City of Talisay was at 66 per cent. Cebuano is the predominant dialect (96 per cent) of the inhabitants of the city.

Geographical Characteristics

Talisay is a component city of the Province of Cebu in Central Visayas and forms part of the Metropolitan Cebu area. Located in the modern central quadrant of the province, it is bounded on the north by Cebu City, on the south by the Municipality of Minglanilla, on the west by Toledo City and on the east by Bohol Strait. It serves as an intermediary to the south of Metro Cebu and gateway to southern and western towns of the province.

The City of Talisay has a total land area of 4,370 hectares and has 22 barangays which are all considered urban. Its climate is characterized by a definite dry season from November to May and a rainy season from June to October. Physically, the city consists of diverse landmass of varying terrain.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Major crops grown in the agricultural areas of the city include corn, rice, vegetables, root crops and fruit crops. Poultry and livestock are raised to backyards and in large farms. In 1995, 10 large poultry farms were recorded in the city.

Seven (7) coastal barangays of the city are engaged to fishing activities. There are about 27 commercial fishing operators in Talisay with an aggregate annual production of 80 M. Inland fishing (fishponds) are also established in some barangays. A number of the coastal barangays are also engaged in fish processing.

Commerce, Trade & Industry

There are a total of 822 commercial establishments in the City of Talisay. Some of these establishments are branches of big commercial companies operating in the country. Gaisano Fiesta Mall in Barangay Tabunoc serves as the biggest shopping center in the City.

There are manufacturing activities in the City which include woodcraft (wooden furniture and fixtures), cutlery metal craft, ceramics and crushing plants. Cottage industries in the City include rattan craft, fish processing, native handicrafts, fashion accessories, garment manufacturing and stone craft.

Power & Water Supply

Electricity in the City of Talisay is provided by the Visayan Electric Company (VECO). As of 2001, household connection rate for the whole city was recorded at 95 per cent.

Water, on the other hand is supplied by the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD). The city has an ongoing waterworks for the upland barangays which are not serviced by the water district. A number of households, however, are supplied with water through communal deep wells.


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