Monday, July 26, 2021

Hawaiian-Philippine Company, A Hundred Years in Silay

Hawaiian-Philippine Company or HPCO as it is commonly called today was founded in 1918 by corporate members of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association who decided to erect a central in Silay, not just to minimize cost but provide locals with work too. Sugar cane planters from surrounding areas were contracted and grinding began January 15, 1921. It was established in 1918 and is currently owned by Jardine-Davis, a U.S. Company.
By 1929, the central has redeemed its initial capital indebtedness and continues to operate successfully until today. Many hacienderos in the province mill at HPCO, not only those belonging to the Silay-Saravia Association, but other districts as well. Aside from refined sugar, muscovado is produced too. The steam locomotives used in transporting the sugar canes are still fully functional.

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Location: Brgy. Hawaiian, Silay 6116, Silay City, Negros Occidental

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