Information about Victorias City
Victorias, officially the City of Victorias (Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa sang Victorias; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Victorias), is a 4th class component city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 87,933 people. Victorias is notable for the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, which was declared as an Important Cultural Property of the Philippines in December 2015.
It is also the site of Victorias Milling Company, the world's largest integrated sugar mill, sitting on a 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) compound that makes it the Philippine's largest sugar refinery.
Victorias City also serves as the access point to the Northern Negros Natural Park, popular among hikers visiting Mount Mandalagan and Mount Silay.
Victorias City is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.
The people in the city speak the Hiligaynon language (often called Ilonggo). Filipino and English are generally understood.
Notable religions include:
United Pentecostal Church International
Baptist Bible Fellowship International
Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines
Iglesia ni Cristo
Notable churches include:
St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, also known as the Angry Christ Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Victorias City
Our Lady of Victory Parish
St. Joseph the Worker Chapel
Within the Victorias Milling Company's complex is the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, a masterpiece considered the first example of modern sacral architecture in the Philippines and raised to the status of Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2015. The chapel was designed by the famous Czech Architect Antonín Raymond.
Its mural of the Angry Christ was painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio. The mural has been featured in various publications such as Life Magazine. Its fierce, vivid colors gave the church its most known name, the "Angry Christ Church".
The city celebrates the annual Kadalag-an Festival, a charter anniversary held on 21 March, and the annual Malihaw Festival on 26 April.
The city also celebrates the Kalamayan Festival every December. The word "Kalamayan" depicts what Victorias is known for, its “kalamay” or refined sugar and its sugar industry, the Victorias Milling Company.
Noven Belleza - first champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan; born here
Alfonso A. Ossorio - Filipino-American abstract expressionist artist; though born in Manila in 1916 to a Negros Occidental family, his Angry Christ Mural is connected to Victorias City
Notable educational institutions include:
Central Philippines State University – Victorias City Campus
Don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias
La Salle College–Victorias
Negros Occidental National Science High School
Colegio de Santa Ana de Victorias
Victorias National High School
Victorias Elementary School
Laura Vicuña Women Development & Training Center (Hda.Malihao, Barangay XX, Victorias City)
Jack & Jill School/Castleson High
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