The Municipality of Talibon

The Municipality of Talibon is a progressive town on the northern coast of the island of Bohol in the Philippines, 114.8 kilometers via Tagbilaran North Road, 149.55 kilometers via Tagbilaran East Road, 108.83 kilometers via Loay Interior Road. Before it was established into an independent municipality in 1830, the town was part of Inabanga.

Municipal Hall of Talibon, Bohol

The Municipality of Talibon in Bohol Philippines is composed of 25 barangays; 17 located on the mainland while 8 are island barangays having a total population of 61,690 per 2005 survey and covering an area of 22,400 hectares.

The mainland barangays are: Bagacay, Balintawak, Burgos, Magsaysay, Poblacion, Rizal, San Agustin, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Isidro, San Jose, San Pedro, San Roque, Santo Niño, Sikatuna, Tanghaligue and Zamora. The island barangays are Busalian, Calituban, Cataban, Guindacpan, Mahanay, Nocnocan, Sag and Suba. At its helm is Mayor Restituto B. Auxtero, a Certified Public Accountant.

Talibon Blessed Trinity Cathedral

A year after it was established as a municipality, Talibon became a parish with the Blessed Trinity as its patron saint and whose feast day is celebrated every last Saturday of May. The town is the seat of the Diocese of Talibon being the resident town of the Bishop.

Talibon Cathedral Interior

The Diocese of Talibon comprises half of the civil province of Bohol covering the town of Inabanga on the northwest through Carmen in the interior, and down to Jagna on the southeast. Its inland boundary bisects the island northwestward, or southeastward, with the other half of the island falling under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

The name Talibon is said to come from the word ‘talibong’ which means bolo or spear, an instrument used in gold mining. There is no actual record to show how the name came about but per the records of the travels of Jesuit missionary, Fr. Juan de Torres, he went to the gold mines of Talibong. It shows that the community already had its name even before the first arrival of the first Spanish missionary. Later the letter g was dropped and the name Talibon prevailed.

4th President of the Philippines, Carlos P. Garcia

The Municipality of Talibon in Bohol Philippines came to the limelight when a native son, Carlos Polestico Garcia became the 4th President of the Philippines. Once a silent and sleepy town, it evolved slowly into what it is now, a thriving district offering investors, foreign and locals alike, with lots of opportunities for business and other entrepreneurial pursuits.

Major industries in Talibon are farming and fishing with major products rice, corn, copra, banana and root crops. It is fast becoming a haven for retailers and wholesalers. In fact, it is home to the Alturas Group of Companies which has established a mall in the area.

Alturas Talibon

Local folks are also into fishing,seaweeds farming, making of fish traps, hats, and pottery. Silica, gold, clay, diorites, sand and gravel abound and quarrying of these minerals is big business at present.

fishing gear

Communication facilities are the Department of Telecommunications, Post Office, LBC, PLDT and major cellular phone networks such as Globe and Smart. Internet cafés have sprouted like mushrooms in the area which is a welcome break for foreign investors and a challenge for the local community to keep abreast of modern technology.

Talibon's Commercial Center II

Educational Institutions are the Blessed Trinity College, Bohol Institute of Technology, San Jose National High School, Bagacay National High School, CPG Memorial High School, Sikatuna Agricultural High School, Calituban High School and Suba High School. Almost all barangays have public elementary schools.

Talibon's Commercial Center I


The Municipality of Talibon is located on the northeast side of the island of Bohol in the Philippines. It is bounded on the east by Bien Unido, Trinidad on the South, on the north by Camotes Sea and Getafe on the west. It is accessible by land trip from capital Tagbilaran City via eastern and western exits of Bohol Circumferential Road, which are 149.55 and 114.8 kilometers respectively or through the interior road via Loboc which is 108.83 kilometers. It can be accessed by boat direct from Cebu or via Tubigon then by land from Tubigon to Talibon.

Talibon's Other Establishments

Talibon Tourist Attractions

The Municipality of Talibon Bohol Philippines for years has its share of foreign and domestic tourists who were lured to the town for its unexploited beaches, fresh seafood such as crabs and prawns, friendliness of the people and the general atmosphere of peace and order in the town and the neighboring barrios.

People also come to see one of Bohol's historic site, the Carlos P. Garcia Monument and Park; the location of which is the birthplace of this illustrious son of Talibon who played an important role during the guerilla movement and more so when he became the 4th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

CPG Park & Monument

There are islands that have long been unexploited and surrounded by crystal clear waters and rich marine life. One such islet is the Bongan Sandbar, a breathtaking long sandy white beach devoid of vegetation whatsoever. It is a good and ideal place to swim, snorkel or scuba dive.

bongan center w/ building

A relatively unknown natural treasure is the Danajon Bank, which is the Philippines only double barrier reef and one of the few documented double barrier reefs in the world. A very rare geological formation, it comprises two sets of large coral reefs that formed offshore on a submarine ridge due to a combination of favorable tidal currents and coral growth in the area. The Municipality of Talibon shares responsibility over Danajon together with 9 other Bohol towns that has jurisdiction over the reef.

danajon bank

Danajon Bank is home to a vast array of commercially valuable reef fishes, shellfish, crustaceans and invertebrates such as sea cucumbers and sea urchins. Its extensive seagrass beds are nursery and feeding grounds for various species of rabbitfish (siganids) and sea horses, while its mangroves are spawning habitats for crustaceans, shrimps and various fishes.

In order to showcase and promote efforts to protect and manage Danajon Bank, the Municipal Government of Talibon opened the CRM Interpretive Center, otherwise known as the Fisheries and Coastal Resource Management Interpretive Center (FCRMIC). Aside from a very educational gallery, the Center boasts of a 3D model of Danajon Bank, the first of its kind in Bohol and even in the whole of the Visayas. It is now becoming a drop-in site for school and foreign tours alike.

Interpretive Combo

Aware of vast tourism potential of Talibon, the present administration has set-up an “Eco-Tourism Program” geared towards the development and promotion of Talibon’s assets. Aside from the abovementioned sites, the local government is eyeing the promotion of the 580 hectares of lush mangrove vegetation as an eco-tourist destination.

Talibon mangroves

The winding Ipil River is another area that has to be promoted for boating, kayaking, and other activities such as fishing, swimming, and the gathering of shells and mollusks that abound in the area. For those who have not experienced doing any of this activities, they will find it a novelty.

The winding Ipil River

Going inland from the river, one will see wild ducks, herons, and egrets. In San Isidro, a mangrove area has become the dwelling place of elusive and mischievous monkeys. Another attraction is the centuries old “piyapi” trees growing abundantly in the area.

mangrove birds

The Municipality of Talibon in Bohol Philippines is also proud to present to sun worshipers the one and only developed island resort in Talibon- the Jayvee Long Beach Resort in Mahaba. This is a small island paradise that boasts of pristine crystal clear waters, white sand, mangrove, and an unruffled bed of shells as well as accommodations and native huts for transient visitors.

sunset at JV Long Beach Resort

Talibon Cathedral Most Holy Trinity Cathedral is located at Poblacion, Talibon, Bohol. It can be found just in front of Talibon’s own municipal hall.

Check out some of our awespiring Talibon Sunsets taken by our very own intrepid photographer.

The Danajon Bank or Double Barrier Reef, located off northern Bohol Island, is the only double barrier reef in the Philippines and is 1 of only 3 such sites in the Indo-Pacific. The reef is spread across almost 130 kms and consists of 3 large reefs.

Talibon Sunsets Check out the beautiful sunsets in Talibon Bohol Philippines.

Talibon Fishpens Photos Fishing is a major industry in Talibon. Some local folks are also into seaweed farming.

Asenso Sa Baroto Project will surely alleviate the living conditions of the indigent fishermen in 19 coastal and island barangays and will allow visitors and tourists to rent paddleboats for eco-tours and island hopping.

Bisag Saging Basta Loving was implemented to improved productivity of banana plantations, higher quality banana fruits, better marketing and packaging to help local farmers.

Talibon Ancestral Houses This is a small gallery of ancestral houses in Talibon.

About Talibon Bohol

The Town of Talibon is a beautiful municipality on the northern coast of the island of Bohol in the Philippines, about 115 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.

The name Talibon is said to come from the word ‘talibong’ which means bolo or spear, an instrument used in gold mining. There is no actual record to show how the name came about but per the records of the travels of Jesuit missionary, Fr. Juan de Torres, he went to the gold mines of Talibong. It shows that the community already had its name even before the first arrival of the first Spanish missionary. Later the letter g was dropped and the name Talibon prevailed.

Things to Do

Night Kayaking in Talibon I just discovered an amazing natural wonder in Bohol. We went kayaking on the island of Jau, Talibon, Bohol. At night when it is very dark and there is no moon, any movement in the water disturbs the plankton causing it to glow.

Talibon Accommodations

Water Gate Tourist Inn is a relatively new hospitality business geared towards providing comfortable lodgings to transient travelers and a function destination for up and going Talibonons.

Berachah inland resort is a newly opened resort in Bohol, sitauted at Brgy. Santo Nino,Talibon. This resort is located in a mountainous area that's why it offers one of a kind relaxation.

Talibon Events

Talibon Foundation Day 2012 After 14 long years of research and diligent efforts to establish the Foundation Day of the Municipality of Talibon…..finally, the town celebrated its First Ever Foundation Day on April 22, 2012.

The Talibon Foundation Day – Why April 22? Research on the creation of Talibon, a municipality of Bohol in the Philippine Archipelago, actually started sometime in 1998 when the Sangguniang Bayan of Talibon requested for documents from the National Archives that could help ascertain the exact date of the creation of Talibon.

The 178th annual town fiesta of Talibon May 30-31, 2008. The Diocese of Talibon, led by Bishop, Msgr. Christian Vicente F. Noel, with the able leadership of the Parish Priest, Msgr. Ignacio H. Reyes, joined forces with the Local Government of Talibon, led by Municipal Mayor Juanario Item, to create a festivity worthy of the Most Triune God.

The feast of the Blessed Trinity or “Holy Trinity” is celebrated on the Sunday following Pentecost (the 50th day after Easter), a movable feast, so the curia of Talibon set it on the last day of May to facilitate the schedules of the “Balikbayans” who come home to celebrate the event.

Bohol Feast of the Blessed Trinity The love for the Blessed Trinity is deeply ingrained in the hearts of the Boholanos, who are deeply religious. This religiosity is expressed through feasts, both in the religious and social sphere, and is observed with much fanfare.

The Making of the Parish of Saint Augustine in Talibon Yes, a great Bohol event! An event of a lifetime! Who of you have attended a canonical erection of a church? In a lifetime, it is seldom that one can attend such an event for churches in Bohol have been established into parishes centuries ago with only a few chapels turned into parishes since then. Who would have imagined that one would be erected in my own neighborhood?

Getting There

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Cebu - Talibon Ferry Route Schedule Departure: Cebu - Talibon, Bohol Daily 8:00PM; Talibon, Bohol - Cebu Daily 8:00AM

The port of Talibon is located on the northern coast of Bohol, about 114.8 kilometers from Tagbilaran City via the north road, 149.55 kilometers via the east road, and 108.83 kilometers via the interior road. The port serves travelers that hail from Cebu City as well as from its 8 island barangays and vice versa.

Talibon Seaport is being serviced by V.G. Shipping Lines with a Talibon-Cebu City route and vice versa. It also plays host to countless outrigger boats coming from the 8 barangays namely: Busalian, Calituban, Cataban, Guindacpan, Mahanay, Nocnocan, Sag and Suba. Outrigger boats coming from neighboring towns of Getafe, Trinidad and Bien Unido also dock at the pier.

Talibon Bancas Photos A gallery of the typical double-outrigger customized canoes in the Philippines. Some have inboard engines, while some of the smaller ones use sail. These are multi purpose sea vehicles.

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Talibon’s Barangay Officials’ Congress 2012

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