With the continuing effort of charitable institution, Wong Chu King Foundation, Mighty Corp’s partner in helping the church to spread the faith in the Philippines and for prioritizing apostolic works and education in its programs and projects.
According to Bishop Rodolfo Beltran of San Fernando City, La Union says that foundation donated to church projects funding the education of poor but deserving students in Lagawe, Bontoc which includes four seminarians and students of vocational courses like sewing, weaving and hairstyling.
“The parents of these students are low-income farmers producing only for local consumption,” the bishop said. “So you can imagine the positive impact this kind of support has for them.”
The bishop commended the foundation and the tobacco manufacturer for the outreach project launched for 65,000 organized tobacco farmers of Northern Luzon. He was the one of the witnesses during the signing of an agreement on the project between Mighty and 200 farmer leaders of the National Federation of Tobacco Farmers and Cooperatives Inc. (NAFTAC) from Pangasinan, La Union, Abra, Cagayan, Isabela, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.
Mighty Corp donated to the farmers 16 hand tractors worth P2.5 million and 90 irrigation pumps worth P1.1 million.
“I’m quite happy about all these projects. It’s a big lift for our farmers, not only in La Union but also the whole of Northern Luzon,” Beltran said. “This is something very beautiful as the hand tractors and water pumps encourage our farmers to use modern methods of agriculture.”
Wong Chu King Foundation also did the renovation of the Basilica Minore of the Our Lady of Piat Church in Piat, Cagayan in 2012, and Diocesan Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Naic, Cavite last year.
“For many years, I have personally known Mrs. Nelia Wong Chu King, WCKF chairman of the board of trustees,” said Archbishop Emeritus Diosdado Talamayan of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao City.
“She and her family are great devotees of Our Lady of Piat, and they have erected a chapel in Malolos City, Bulacan, dedicated to Our Lady of Piat, which was blessed by many bishops led by Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales in 2012.”
Archbishop Rolando Tirona of the Archdiocese of Caceres in Naga City, Camarines Sur praised the family behind Mighty as an upright family and said it was “highly uncharacteristic for them to be involved in the illicit trade practices of technical smuggling and tax evasion.”
Mighty Corporation supports the programs of Wong Chu King Foundation