Talon-Talon is a barangay located to the southeast of Zamboanga City in the Philippines. 30% of the land is used for farming, 10% is salt bed and the remaining 60% is residential. The coastal area is surrounded with seaweed and fishponds farming.


For a long time, the place where Talon-Talon is had no name. The place was full of bushes, swamps and mangroves. When migrants from Luzon came to stay in this place, they had to jump to reach across the swamps. There were then six families who were residing in this place and when they were asked of their residence, they would answer as "Talon Talon" (jump-jump). This is how Talon-Talon got its name.[1]



It is bounded on the west by Barangay Kasanyangan; on the east by Barangay Mampang; on the north by Barangay Tugbungan; and on the south by Barangay Mariki.

Climate and Topography

The whole area is a plain. The climate is relatively dry from February to April and wet for the rest of the year. Soil classifications are sandy and clay. There are salt bends along the shoreline at the southern part of the barangay.



In an estimate of the 2007 census, Talon-Talon had a population of 30,570 with 3,841 households.[1]


Talon-Talon's population was mostly of Roman Catholics, Sunni Islam, Protestants, Pagans, Animist and others.


Talon-Talon has two public schools: the Talon-Talon Elementary School and the Talon-Talon National High School.

There are private schools mostly for kindergarten: Talon-Talon Alliance Learning Center (renamed as Alliance Kindergarten School of Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City, Inc.) and the Bethel Kindergarten School.


The Talon-Talon Health Center served as the barangay's central clinic. A home for the elderly is also situated on the boundary of Talon-Talon and Mampang governed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Festivals and Events

May 13 - 15 is considered the Feast of Talon-Talon for their patron San Isidro.


  1. 1 2 "Talon-Talon". City Government of Zamboanga. Retrieved 22 June 2013.

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