Talisay, Negros Occidental
Talisay, officially the City of Talisay, or simply known as Talisay City, is a 4th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 102,214 people.
|City of Talisay|
View of The Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion, Talisay City at dusk
Map of Negros Occidental with Talisay highlighted
|Coordinates: 10°44′N 122°58′E|
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||3rd district of Negros Occidental|
|September 29, 1850|
|Cityhood||February 11, 1998|
|Barangays||27 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||Nilo Jesus Antonio "Neil" E. Lizares III|
|• Vice Mayor||Samuel M. Siote|
|• Congressman||Jose Francisco B. Benitez|
|• Electorate||65,950 voters (2019)|
|• Total||201.18 km2 (77.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th city income class|
|• Poverty incidence||13.9% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||511,266,514.48 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
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 10, 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.
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.
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Talisay City is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.
- Zone 4-A (Poblacion)
- Zone 4 (Poblacion)
- Dos Hermanas
- Efigenio Lizares
- Zone 7 (Poblacion)
- Zone 14-B (Poblacion)
- Zone 12-A (Poblacion)
- Zone 10 (Poblacion)
- Zone 5 (Poblacion)
- Zone 16 (Poblacion)
- Zone 9 (Poblacion)
- Zone 6 (Poblacion)
- Zone 14 (Poblacion)
- San Fernando
- Zone 15 (Poblacion)
- Zone 14-A (Poblacion)
- Zone 11 (Poblacion)o
- Zone 8 (Poblacion)
- Zone 12 (Poblacion)
- Zone 1 (Poblacion)
- Zone 2 (Poblacion)
- Zone 3 (Poblacion)
|Population census of Talisay|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Places of interest
- "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Building Globally Competitive Metro Areas in the Philippines" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "Talisay City". Negros Occidental Provincial Government. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
- "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Talisay, Negros Occidental.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Talisay, Negros Occidental.|
- Talisay City Official Website
- Talisay City Profile at the Official Website of Negros Occidental
- The Ruins Official Website
- Campuestohan Highland Resort Official Website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2007 Philippine Census Information Region VI - Western Visayas
- Local Governance Performance Management System