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IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011

Cortes is a town northeast of Tagbilaran City. People living in this place already had a form of government before the arrival of the Spaniards.

Cortes Church
Cortes Church

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 joined together to become a new town and given a new name, Cortes, which is derived from the Spanish cortesimo, meaning most courteous.


Cortes celebrate its town fiesta on the 16th of January in honor of Sr. Santo Niño.

Cortes Police Station: +63 38 503 9200

Bank: First Consolidated Bank "FCB"

Cortes at a glance
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 (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
De la Paz25462027423
Malayo Norte12911083211
Malayo Sur596512111
New Lourdes699643118
San Roque1022694153
Upper de la Paz1000802165

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

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