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Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in the Negros Occidental Province within Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
Binalbagan || Calatrava || Candoni || Cauayan || Enrique B. Magalona || Hinigaran || Hinoba-An || Ilog || Isabela || La Castellana || Manapla || Moises Padilla || Murcia || Pontevedra || Pulupandan || Salvador Benedicto || San Enrique || Toboso || Valladolid
Cities in the province of Negros Occidental: Bacolod City (Capital) || Bago City || Cadiz City || Escalante City || Himamaylan City || Kabankalan City || La Carlota City || Sagay City || San Carlos City || Silay City || Sipalay City || Talisay City || Victorias City
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Victorias City,
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Victorias City has a total of 26 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Victorias City as of (2010) = 50,819
  • Population of Victorias City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 88,149
  • Land Area of Victorias City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 13,392
  • Victorias City is a 4th class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Victorias City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.
Note: This article is from the LGU of Victorias City

Republic Act No. 8488 ; An act converting the Municipality of Victorias into a component City of Negros Occidental, to be known as the City of Victorias. Victorias, a progressive town in the 3rd Congressional District of the Province of Negros Occidental was converted into a component city when Republic Act No. 8488 was signed into law by then Pres. Fidel Ramos last February 11, 1998 at Malacanang Palace, Manila.

Witnessing the signing were officials and other key officials of the House of Congress and the Senate. As a requirement of the City Charter, a plebiscite for the ratification of R.A. No. 8488 was held on March 21, 1998. An overwhelmingYES vote of 15,985 ratified the conversion of Victorias into a component city.

On March 21, 1999, Victorias City celebrated its 1st Anniversary dubbed as the Kadalag-an Festival. A festival of rejoicing and celebration of the triumph of the municipality over adversity and apathy in its long and aduous struggle for peace, progress.

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Geography of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Victorias City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 13,392

The City of Victorias has a sloping and rolling terrain. The steeply descending hills from Barangay Gawahon gradually level off as they approach San Jose Estado, thus forming some sort of a plateau. Rolling hills can also be found in Hacienda Maria and Nasipunan. There is a forest glade at the northeast end of Mt. Silay with deep rivers, streams and creeks. The land pattern of the city as a whole has plenty of sloping land in mid-section going toward the mountains.

Location of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

History of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Victorias City rose out of a settlement known as Malihaw at the mouth of a river of the same name (taken from the abundance of Malihaw trees on the riverbanks). Scarcity of records preclude accurate dating but the settlement probably dates back to the 1850s. Malihao became a barrio of Saravia (now E.B. Magalona) before 1880 with a certain Tomas as Teniente del Barrio; then it became a pueblo (town) with Gregorio Conlu as the first Gobernadorcillo, married to Faustina Gosiaco (Capitana Tutang). It is alleged that Capitana Tutang and her maid, Micay were taken as hostages by bandits who escaped by banca and dumped them in the river. The Capitana had to help her maid swim to safety while a mysterious and beautiful lady appeared out of nowhere to guide them to shore. Falling on her knees upon reaching safety, Capitana Tutang prayed and vowed to buy a statue of a lady from Barcelona in thanksgiving for their salvation. When it arrived, she noticed the statue's remarkable resemblance to the lady who saved them and marvelled at the coincidence. The statue of the Lady was placed beside that of Saint Casimiro, then Patron Saint of the Pueblo. In 1880, two Moro vintas raided Malihaw but were repulsed at the mouth of the river by a sword-bearing beautiful Lady and a huge Man wielding a spear onboard a banca. The sight proved too much for the pirates and they fled. Months later, four boatloads of pirates were again driven away at the river by the Lady and the Man. The apparitions were attributed to the Nuestra Señora de las Victorias and Saint Casimiro and as the stories spread, Fr. Casimiro Hinolan suggested to the Capitan and the Council to push for the renaming of Malihaw to Nuestra Señora de las Victorias. With the groundswell of people's support, the Governor gave his consent but retained only VICTORIAS as the official name.

In the early 1900s, Alejandro Acuña Yap Quiña, a Philanthropist of Chinese ancestry, donated 20 hectares of his landholdings to the Municipality of Victorias which eventually became the present town site. The official transfer of the seat of government from the old poblacion (now called) Daan Banwa (formerly Malihaw), was made on October 31, 1907 whenthe municipal building was blessed and inaugurated.

Republic Act 8488 Converted the Municipality of Victorias into a Component City of Negros Occidental and renamed it the City of Victorias. It was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 11, 1998 at Malacañan Palace, witnessed by Hon. Mayor Severo Acuña Palanca, key officials and members of the Senate and the House of Congress. March 21 of the same year saw the ratification of R.A. 8488 with a resounding YES vote (15,985). Every year henceafter, the City celebrates the Kadalag-an Festival on March 21 while the City Fiesta, Halaran Festival is celebrated on April 26th, the Feast Day of Nuestra Señora de las Victorias.

People of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Victorias City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 88,149
  • Victorias City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 49,785

Elected Government Officials of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected Government Officials of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines for the term of 2013-2016
  1. BANTUG, JUNB (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8672 6.90%
  2. SENIDO, DEXTER (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8176 6.51%
  3. ROA, VINCENT MARIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8130 6.47%
  4. MONTINOLA, BOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8108 6.45%
  5. DE DIOS, CHIZ (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7978 6.35%
  6. TORNEA, BOTOY INDEPENDENT 7664 6.10%
  7. GALINATO, BLANDINO DONY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7191 5.72%
  8. SARITO, BOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6821 5.43%
  9. VILLARUZ, BERNARD INDEPENDENT 5835 4.65%
  10. ADORIO, TANGSO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5813 4.63%

Elected Government Officials of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines for the term of 2010-2013
  1. Teodoro Postrado Panisales
  2. Mark Ledesma Palanca
  3. Rene Escribano Imperial
  4. Joseph A Acuña Garcia
  5. Dexter Lastimoso Senido
  6. Jerry "Didi" Lazo Jover
  7. Audie Rebito Malaga
  8. Vincent Marie Atesor Roa
  9. Teresita Sta. Ana Bartolome
  10. Daniel Catahay Tornea

Barangay Elected Officials of Victorias City, Negros Occidental

Businesses in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Businesses in Victorias City
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  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Victorias City
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Schools in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Victorias City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Jobs in Victorias City
  • Communications
    • Aside from the state-owned telecommunication station, RCPI and PT&T offer telecommunication services. The Victorias Telephone System (VTS) has a franchise with PLDT, providing most of the services of the huge telecommunications carrier. VMC has its own telephone system while ISLACOM, SMART, PILTEL and GLOBE mobile phone service carriers provide coverage for wireless microwave communications. The city post office serves the general public while VMC has its own postal service. Fast Pak, LBC and ABOITIZ Express provides express edlivery service for urgent postal requirements. Malihao Cable Corporation offers cable services to the community. Radyo Natin of MBC is the sole radio station operating in the city.
  • Water
    • The Victorias Water District administers the supply of water to the community. There are communal faucets and all barangays are provided with both shallow and deep wells for those not covered by individual subscriptions. Victorias has several pumping stations and one elevated concrete reservoir. The City is expanding its water supply and delivery system through the proposed construction of Barangay XI water impounding facility.
  • Power
    • The Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative (VRESCO) established in 1967 as the first electric cooperative in the country, supplies 98% of the city’s energy requirement. VMC has its own power generator on standby.

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. Within the VMC chapel is the world famous mural of the Angry Christ painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio. the mural has been featured in various publications like Life Magazine

Jobs in Victorias City

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Natural Resources of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Your Story about Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Why Z-Wiki Victorias, Negros Occidental

We want to give the people of Victorias City the ability to promote their city to the world via the internet by providing this interactive website. The growth of this website of Victorias is not depentent upon one individaul. This website will grow as more people of Victorias City participate and provide valid information about the city and also by providing pictures about the city. More power to Victorias City.

Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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