Victorias Milling Company

Victorias Milling Company, Negros Island: Address, Phone Number, Victorias Milling Company Reviews: 4/5

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LawrenceLately
Bulacan Province, Philippines125 contributions
Glimpse of Negros' sugary past and present
Dec 2018
It's possible to hire a tricycle in Victorias City and go on an impromptu trip inside the VMC compound. A must-not-miss destination is the Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church, also known as the Church of the Angry Christ for its impressive and vivid art masterpiece that serves as the backdrop of its altar. Touring the compound also gives you a sneak peek of community life inside the sugar mill.

This makes me wonder about the opportunities for VMC to leverage the nostalgia, artistry and heritage imbued by the sugar mill and package these as a tourist draw for those interested to learn about Negros' sugar-laden history and society.
Written November 25, 2019
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ462 contributions
Family history
Jul 2019
My in-laws got married here 51 years ago so it was the first time they returned to visit. Nice chapel in the still operating sugar milling company. Quick side trip.
Written August 23, 2019
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dollyheuser
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sweet sugar
May 2018 • Friends
very beautiful and friendly People sweet as you vmc have succes and especially the living of Family life
Written March 15, 2019
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Ofelia G
Limeuil, France457 contributions
Came not for the sugar mill but for the Ossorio chapel
Mar 2019 • Friends
To be honest, we were very faintly interested to see how sugar is manufactured in this huge industrial complex. An old crude artisan sugar mill would have piqued our imagination more. But we came for the chapel's murals painted in 1950 by the artist son of the owner of the Victorias Mills, Alfonso Ossorio. He was already well known in the vibrant art world in the US being associated and was the benefactor of struggling artst Jackson Pollock. The Ossorio altarpiece was painted with special pigments that could withstand tropical conditions and the colours are still vivid to this day. The altar is decorated with images of the Last Judgment. A looming figure of Christ, not the benevolent Christ but the stern judge extending His arms, is shown with the huge red hands of God the Father and the Holy Ghost is above. The iconography must have been controversial at that time. Pains were taken to "Filipinize" images showing Mary as a native Filipina, St Joseph the carpenter with the tools of his trade. Even the Roman soldiers in the stations of the Cross were Filipino soldiers. The Baptistry is interesting for its use of again local glass materials (from used bottles) to create mosaics in a structure recalling ancient baptismal fonts with a dug-out pool. There is a mural of the Last Supper on the back wall at the exterior of the chapel and like the mosaics, this is not Ossorio's creations. The chapel was designed by a Czech architect, again quite innovative at that time for its simplicity of lines, the architectural elements themselves serving as restrained decorations, the open spaces, the high ceiling and perforated upper walls adapted to tropical weather conditions. The chapel is a jewel that embodies art and religiosity on a truly elevated sphere. On the way out, we noticed the old wooden Victorias executives' homes which were reminiscent of colonial residences surrounded by lush gardens. Maybe next time, we'll visit the industrial complex but we were amply satiated by the "Angry Christ" chapel.
Written March 8, 2019
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chaguilas
iloilo city, philippines11 contributions
Victorias Milling Company
Victorias City, Negros Occidental
Aug 2018 • Friends
Has anyone wondered if Christ has been angry?
There is a Catholic chapel inside Victorias Milling Company known as the Saint Joseph the Worker Church but it is commonly known and famous as the church of the Angry Christ.

One has to come and see for oneself the uniqueness of the church.
Written August 27, 2018
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Angelee R
Manila, Philippines1,045 contributions
first time to visit this place
Aug 2018 • Family
thanks to our friend don even it's raining he bring us to this place . from north to south of bacolod it's worth the trip 👍👍👍 the place is clean the church is mural is really different 😱😱😱
Written August 15, 2018
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guillermo
Philippines911 contributions
Sidetrip
Jun 2018 • Family
Visited Victorias Sugar Mills, said as one of the oldest and biggest sugar mill in South Asia. You have to ask permission from security to allow enter and drive to their church. The church was one of icon of architecture and design during the 60s. The old houses of former executives and employees are well preserve and maintain, even after the financial crisis hit this large complex. Worth the side trip to this part of Negros.
Written June 9, 2018
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