Tuesday 20 August 2019 00:16:06 PHT

Cortes

Cortes is a town northeast of Tagbilaran City. They had already a form of government before the coming of the Spaniards.

Prominent barangays during that time were Malabago and Dayhangan. Malabago was later changed to Pamingwitan because of the way the people caught fish. It was during the construction of the church that barangays Pamingwitan and Dayhangan were welded together to become a new town and given a new name 'Cortes' derived from the Spanish 'Cortesimo', meaning most courteous.

Cortes at a glance
Population (2015): 16954
Population (2010): 15294
Population (2000): 12702
Number of households (2000): 2547
Land area: 4377 ha
Number of barangays: 14
Distance from Tagbilaran: 10 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
De la Paz202742325462824
Fatima9041869621105
Loreto118823213881504
Lourdes126122016681808
Malayo Norte108321112911418
Malayo Sur512111596658
Monserrat36073391471
New Lourdes643118699977
Patrocinio574109685741
Poblacion106620812731367
Rosario659144668734
Salvador92919411051208
San Roque69415310221091
Upper de la Paz80216510001048

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)