Victorias City

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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 Template:Convert 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.

Barangays

Victorias City is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

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Climate

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Demographics

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Languages

The people in the city speak the Hiligaynon language (often called Ilonggo). Filipino and English are generally understood.

Religion

Notable religions include:

Churches

Notable churches include:

  • St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, also known as the Angry Christ Church
  • Ultrafidian Center
  • 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".

Festivals

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.

Notable people

  • 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

Education

Notable educational institutions include:

References

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