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VMC marks centennial year: 'A milestone for VMC and the sugar industry'

A GIANT has been awaken!

Victorias Milling Company (VMC) has remarkably reached a milestone in its existence and contribution to the sugar industry, as it sweetly reached 100 years on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Its unwavering service to progress and development of the sugar-rich province of Negros Occidental and to the country has made a difference in the lives of its stakeholders.

Two of highly reputable senators of the land, Senator Cynthia Villar and Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri, with Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque and VMC officials, led by its president Minnie Chua, VMC Chairman of the Board Wilson Young and other officials, Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Abelardo "Albee" Benitez, Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick "Wantan" Palanca and several others graced the rare occasion knowing the fact that only a few can reach such age or existence, which spoke of its unequivocal commitment to the core of its purpose.

Senators Villar and Zubiri, who served as the champions of the sugar industry as they consistently and unceasingly supported measures to protect the industry and its people in all forms of threats that currently centered on the liberalization of sugar importation, came to VMC centennial celebration despite their busy schedules.

During the celebration, they unveiled the centennial marker made by multi-awarded Negrense artist Moreen Austria, who sourced her artistic motivation from St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, which showcased the Angry Christ, VMC's landmark and cultural heritage, an important structure in the history of the Visayan and Philippine art and architecture.

She used the St. Joseph the Worker iconology: The squala (carpenter's square) and the white flowers; maybe a reminder of prayer amidst daily duties.

As part of the highlights of the celebration is the inauguration of the 40-megawatt biomass power plant at VMC compound which everyone could not miss witnessing the unfolding of another milestone for VMC, which will soon serve as a new power supplier in the province.


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