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Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, 34 kilometers from Bacolod City, the province’s capital. Considered as the Sugar Capital of Negros Occidental, Victorias can be reached in 40 to 45 minutes from Bacolod City either by private car or public utility vehicles. The town of Victorias was originally located in what is now known as Daan Banwa (Old Town), a fishing village beside Malihaw River and near its outlet to the sea.
Victorias is notable for being the site of Victorias Milling Company, the Philippine's Largest sugar refinery and sitting on a 7,000 hectare compound is the world's largest integrated sugar mill. Established in 1919, Victorias Milling Company, Inc. manufactures raw and refined sugar and offers cane sugar and by-products, and through its subsidiaries, also engages in fish canning with its product mix comprising canned sardines, bangus, mackerel, luncheon meat, lechon paksiw, ham, and bacon.
The Church of St. Joseph the Worker, located at the heart of Victorias Milling Company compound, features the world famous mural of the Angry Christ. Painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio, the artwork depicts a craggy-faced Christ in psychedelic colors sitting in front of the hands of God, straddling a serpent-spewing skull. the mural has been featured in various publications.
Another interesting art piece being visited in the city is the Carabao Sundial located near the St. Joseph the Worker Church. It was built in December 1975 by a group of senior students from Don Bosco Technical Institute in Victorias, with the assistance of the management of the Victorias Milling Company, Inc. The sundial features a worker carrying a sugar cane on top of a carabao head, with the sugar cane serving as the hand of the clock, while the numbers for the time are inscribed in the horns of the carabao.
Also found within the Victorias Milling Company compound is the VMC Golf and Country Club, an 18 hole golf course with lighted driving range, classified as PAR 71. The VMC golf course and country club is a nice place for relaxation because of its quiet and invigorating atmosphere.
The Gawahon Eco-tourism Development Project is another tourist attraction of the city. Located at Barangay XII, it has seven natural waterfalls, Seven Natural Falls of Gawahon, that nature lovers and trekkers would love to explore. Its clear waters provide excitement and enchantment to those who would like to take a plunge in icy cold and invigorating water. In addition, Gawahon is a pristine forest with assorted flora and fauna and a beautiful view of a man-made rice terraces may also be glimpsed in the area.
Surrounded by different horticultural plants, flowers and trees, the Victorias Public Plaza is considered as one of the tourist attractions in the city and is reputed to be one of the most beautiful parks in Negros. Its facilities include an amphitheater, skating rink, SK and Senior Citizens pavilion, and a small lagoon with man-made waterfalls as an added attraction.
The city celebrates its Annual Charter anniversary, the Kadalag-an Festival, every 21st day of March and Annual Fiesta, the Malihaw Festival, every 26th day of April. The Kadalag-an Festival is an emerging festival and a week-long celebration that showcases street dancers in colorful costumes in dance drama as old as the city. “Kadalag-an” is a local term which means victory, with the festival symbolizing the many victories achieved by the people in facing the challenges of life. Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Victory (the city's Patroness), the Malihaw Festival highlights a fluvial parade of images of the Patroness along the shoreline of the city.
Also check out Victorias City Website.