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Talisay is a third class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 39,120 inhabitants in 6,246 households.
The Municipality of Talisay, Batangas is consisted of 21 barangays, eight of which are located in Poblacion (Town Proper), covering a total land area of 2822.0 has. (28.22 sq.km.). It is bounded on the North by the City of Tagaytay, on the east by the City of Tanauan, on the South by Taal Lake and Volcano Island and Southwest by the Municipality of Laurel.
The main topographic feature of Batangas Province is the Taal Volcano, which is part of the Western Luzon Volcanic Front that extends northward to Mariveles, Mt. Natib and Mt. Pinatubo. The volcano, which is surrounded by a lake has a crater island in it.
Locally, the rugged and undulating terrain is common on all slopes form the Tagaytay Ridge down to the lake of Talisay. Talisay is suited along the lakefront and its topography is a longitudinal traversing of many minor ridges and drainage basins (valleys).
Local lithology is the result of various eruptions of Taal Volcano. The oldest rock is a Pliocene to recent solidified lava of basaltic to andesitic composition and pyroclastic rocks that are composed of blocks or fragment of volcano rocks embedded in volcanic ash or fine ejecta.
Pleistocene sedimentary rocks overlie the volcanic rock and are composed of tuff ( lithified volcanic ash ) and mixture of pumice and cinders.
The youngest rock formation is the recent alluvium which consist of unconsolidated gravel, sand, silt and clay in varying proportion deposited in rivers and their tributaries as well in the low-lying lakeshore.
How Talisay Got Its Name
Long ago, the Spanish administration in the Philippines when Tanauan was in the place where its barrio Ambulong is now situated, Talisay was a very insignificant barrio of that municipality. When Tanauan was moved to its present site, Talisay become a barrio of Taal. Talisay as it is now called, had no definite name. Nobody cared during those times because there were not many inhabitants in this place.
In the course of time people from Taal and Tanauan happened to reach this place and enjoyed staying in this locality. They found the place and enjoyed staying in this locality. They found the place adapted to the growth of sugarcane, rice and corn, the three most important products during those days, this discovery until Talisay was so well populated that it was necessary for the Spanish government to assign a priest to take care of the people’s religion.
A temporary building was built by the people in the center of the barrio. When the big church bell arrived, it becomes a problem for the priest to find a convenient place for it. In the place where the temporary church was built, was a big Talisay tree. The priest ordered the people to hang the bell on one of each branch.
When the big bell of the church was first rang, some people were panic-stiken. Some brave men tried to look where the sound came from. Later, they found out that it came from the big Talisay tree.
People from far and near were made to go to church on Sunday. On their way to church, when some people asked where they were going, the people simply answered, “SA MAY TALISAY”. Often time, they only answered, “Sa Talisay”. The place was closely linked with the Talisay tree in the churchyard, that when the place was made into town, it was named TALISAY.
It was year 1869 when Talisay was formally known as a Municipio or a municipality and has since been celebrating its town fiesta every February 10 of each year and in commemoration of the miraculous patron Saint San Guillermo (St. William).
1. Poblacion 1
2. Poblacion 2
3. Poblacion 3
4. Poblacion 4
5. Poblacion 5
6. Poblacion 6
7. Poblacion 7
8. Poblacion 8
16. Sta. Maria
21. San Guillermo
MAYOR: GERRY D. NATUNUAN
VICE MAYOR: ALLANO C. LAMANO
COUNCILOR: LOUISE M. MALABANAN
MARVIN C. MALABANAN
MARVIN C. MENDOZA
MELODY L. LUNA
FELIX P. SALAZAR
RONALDO M. SALAZAR
MAXIMINO G. TENORIO
FLORENCIO A. PESIGAN
RODOLFO P. MIRANDA