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IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 (updated: Sunday, 3 June 2018)

Corella is an interior town northeast of Tagbilaran. Its former name is claimed to be Nug-as. This municipality used to be a barrio of Baclayon. When it was organized as a regular municipality in 1884, it was named Corella.

Corella is the home of the Tarsier Reserve, a few kilometers out of town. Come here to see the famous nocturnal Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta).

Philippine Tarsier Center
Philippine Tarsier Center
Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier Skeleton
Philippine Tarsier Skeleton

Corella celebrate its town fiesta on the 27th of April in honor of Nuestra SeƱora del Villar.

Corella Police Station: +63 38 411 2979


What to see in Corella:
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. The sanctuary opening hours between 9:00 to 16:00 o'clock.
How to get there:
From Tagbilaran, you can take a jeepney (in front of Island City Mall) bound for Sikatuna via Corella. Ask the driver to drop you off the Philippine Tarsier Foundation or the Tarsier sanctuary in Corella. From the road, you can see a huge signage and just follow the rough road, the sanctuary is about 300 meters from the main road. The entrance fee is Pesos 60.00. There are guides to show you around the sanctuary.

Another alternative is take a bus from Dao Integrated Bus Terminal bound to Sagbayan via Catig-bian. Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off in the downtown of Corella. From there, you can take a habal habal or tricycle to the Santuary.

Corella at a glance
Population (2015): 8479
Population (2010): 7699
Population (2000): 6048
Number of households (2000): 1263
Land area: 3033 ha
Number of barangays: 8
Distance from Tagbilaran: 10 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)

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

Jeroen Hellingman

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