IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 00:30:00
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.
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 Niņo.
Cortes Police Station: +63 38 503 9200
Bank: First Consolidated Bank "FCB"
|Cortes at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||2547|
|Land area:||4377 ha|
|Number of barangays:||14|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||10 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
|De la Paz||2027||423||2546||2824|
|Upper de la Paz||802||165||1000||1048|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)
Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman