Barangay Taclobo in Dumaguete is with a population of more than 11,000 one of the most populated barangays in Dumaguete.
Brief History of Barangay Taclobo
The present barangay Taclobo used to be a dense forest of big trees. The inhabitants were then living apar tfrom each other. During the period of the history which was possibly before the Spanish time, there were strange, large bi-valve shells that appeared in the place. The closing of the shell-valve made some peculiar loud noise. When some prominent visitors in the plaice heard and inquired about the noise the native answer “nag-taclob” meaning the shell is closed. The transient visitors or explorers made refference to the place as nag-taclob. ” Taclobo”remaines up to the present.
Taclobo High School
Taclobo High School used to be located in the vicinity of West Elementary School. By the year 2007, the Government of Dumaguete City appropriated funds and settled a new site for the school. Taclobo High School is now situated at West Taclobo, in the boundary of Barangay Batinguel and Taclobo.