Mighty Corporation urged others to alternate use of tobacco as pesticide

Filipino cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation has been urging to alternative use for tobacco. It is to help reduce Filipino farmers’ reliance on chemical-based pesticides, and also to increase tobacco farmers’ income, and protect the environment.

According to Oscar Barrientos, Mighty executive vice president and spokesman that the move was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility thrust. He noted that a small but growing number of Filipino farmers were shifting from chemical-based to organic pesticides, or a combination of the two. “This trend should be encouraged,” he added.

They have been coordinating with National Tobacco Administration (NTA), Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB) in this effort.

Mighty Corporation’s CSR arm turned over project of church restoration

Mighty Corporation’s CSR arm,The Wong Chu King Foundation turned over its renovation project for the historic Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the largest church in all of Cavite, back to its parish in Naic town during the foundation’s 24th anniversary last year/

 

The non-government organization has been supporting apostolic work, strengthened the church’s outer wall structure with limestone and built a new garden and fountain for it, said Alexander Wongchuking, WCKF executive director.
“We cannot allow this historic church to go into disrepair because it had not only strengthened the Filipino faith but also stands as a mute witness to the martyrdom of the defenders of Philippine freedom and nationhood,” added Wongchuking, recalling the church’s role in the fight for Philippine independence from Spanish, American and Japanese conquerors.
The said project was started in June 2013 and completed last February. Wongchuking said the church had always been near to the hearts of the Wongchuking family and all WCKF board officers and members since Nelia Dy Wongchuking, WCKF president and chairman of the board, was born in Naic and traces her roots to the town and its church.
“Our project aims to maintain the original structure, essence and sanctity of the church,” said James Navarette, WCKF general manager.
“At first, the foundation focused on repairing the church’s roof and ceiling. But Mrs. Wongchuking heard of the personal project of Fr. Virgilio Saenz-Mendoza, the parish priest, and the people of Naic to refurbish the outer walls of the church,” Navarette explained.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Corporation on alternative use of tobacco

Filipino cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation has been urging to alternative use for tobacco. It is to help reduce Filipino farmers’ reliance on chemical-based pesticides, and also to increase tobacco farmers’ income, and protect the environment.

According to Oscar Barrientos, Mighty executive vice president and spokesman that the move was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility thrust. He noted that a small but growing number of Filipino farmers were shifting from chemical-based to organic pesticides, or a combination of the two. “This trend should be encouraged,” he added.

They have been coordinating with National Tobacco Administration (NTA), Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB) in this effort.

Mighty Corporation’s CSR arm about their advocacy

 

Mighty Corporation’s CSR arm, Wong Chu King Foundation Inc. (WCKF) has been supporting the seismic retrofitting of historic churches in Philippine provinces following the earthquake that damaged historical and religious structures in Bohol and Cebu last October 2013.

The foundation has been assisted the renovation of the roofs and ceiling of several churches in the country such as Diocesan Shrine of Immaculate Conception Church in Naic, Cavite and the reconstruction of the Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat Church in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

“Churches are also symbols of strength and hope for Filipinos. To see a church survive earthquakes and other calamities can easily uplift the spirits of our people,” said WCKF General Manager James Vincent Navarette.

“The devastation brought about by the recent Visayas earthquake has firmed up our advocacy to build more churches and strengthen the Filipino faith,” he said.

“However, we also understand that this is not enough. We have to make sure that the design and structure of these buildings, particularly the old and existing ones, are safe and resistant to calamities such as earthquakes.”Navarette said.

For those who didn’t know seismic retrofitting, it is the process of remodeling structures to make them more resistant to damage brought about by earthquakes and other seismic activities. Also, retrofitting aims to design, build, and maintain structures to comply with building codes and withstand seismic effects while sustaining an acceptable level of damage.

The WCKF foundation has been renovating churches since 2009.

 

Filipino wholly owned tobacco firm Mighty Corporation win award

MIGHTY Corporation, the reconstituted company based on what used to be the La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. and later the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines, has won the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) from the Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc.

The award, said the council, was in recognition of Mighty Corp.’s achievements in both business matters and in social, cultural and religious affairs.

The last is being carried out by the Wong Chu King Foundation, named after the founder of the company who, from being a penniless immigrant from Amoy, China, built up a business empire that has been in existence for the past 70 years.

La Campana was born through the collaboration of King, Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay shortly after World War II, with the unwavering support of King’s family members. Though difficult, and through changing business practices and shifting public taste, the company was able to expand to three factories and is to-day one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.

The Wong Chu King Foundation espouses “transformation through charity” and is engaged in educational and apostolic charities, primarily in areas where tobacco farming is prevalent. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving young men and women, especially to dependents and beneficiaries of Filipino tobacco farmers.

 

Mighty Corporation received recognition for best corporation award this month

MIGHTY Corporation, the reconstituted company based on what used to be the La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. and later the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines, has won the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) from the Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc.

The award, said the council, was in recognition of Mighty Corp.’s achievements in both business matters and in social, cultural and religious affairs.

The last is being carried out by the Wong Chu King Foundation, named after the founder of the company who, from being a penniless immigrant from Amoy, China, built up a business empire that has been in existence for the past 70 years.

La Campana was born through the collaboration of King, Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay shortly after World War II, with the unwavering support of King’s family members. Though difficult, and through changing business practices and shifting public taste, the company was able to expand to three factories and is to-day one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.

The Wong Chu King Foundation espouses “transformation through charity” and is engaged in educational and apostolic charities, primarily in areas where tobacco farming is prevalent. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving young men and women, especially to dependents and beneficiaries of Filipino tobacco farmers.

 

Outstanding Corporation award goes to Mighty Corporation

MIGHTY Corporation, the reconstituted company based on what used to be the La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. and later the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines, has won the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) from the Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc.

The award, said the council, was in recognition of Mighty Corp.’s achievements in both business matters and in social, cultural and religious affairs.

The last is being carried out by the Wong Chu King Foundation, named after the founder of the company who, from being a penniless immigrant from Amoy, China, built up a business empire that has been in existence for the past 70 years.

La Campana was born through the collaboration of King, Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay shortly after World War II, with the unwavering support of King’s family members. Though difficult, and through changing business practices and shifting public taste, the company was able to expand to three factories and is to-day one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.

The Wong Chu King Foundation espouses “transformation through charity” and is engaged in educational and apostolic charities, primarily in areas where tobacco farming is prevalent. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving young men and women, especially to dependents and beneficiaries of Filipino tobacco farmers.

 

Mighty Corporation won an award given by PCMRI

MIGHTY Corporation was awarded the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) by the Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc. This award was given in recognition of its business achievements as well as its social, cultural and religious impact through Wong Chu King Foundation.

The company was founded by Wong Chu King, a poor immigrant from Amoy, China right after World War II. Together with the support of his family and also with the help of his friends Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay he started La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. This was later renamed to Tobacco Industries of the Philippines and to what is now known as MIGHTY Corp.

Since its inception more than 70 years ago, it has continually battled and succeeded against economic turmoil and discerning public taste. It now has three factories and is one of the biggest tax payers of the country.

The Wong Chu King Foundation is the social responsibility arm of the company. Its goal is to “transformation through charity” by engaging in educational and apostolic related endeavours especially in tobacco farming communities. This is done by giving out educational assistance to the children of the local tobacco farmers who wanted to help their family get out of the poverty cycle.

 

 

Outstanding Corporation award for Mighty Corporation recognized by PCMRI

MIGHTY Corporation., the reconstituted company based on what used to be the La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. and later the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines, has won the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) from the Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc.

The award, said the council, was in recognition of Mighty Corp.’s achievements in both business matters and in social, cultural and religious affairs.

The last is being carried out by the Wong Chu King Foundation, named after the founder of the company who, from being a penniless immigrant from Amoy, China, built up a business empire that has been in existence for the past 70 years.

La Campana was born through the collaboration of King, Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay shortly after World War II, with the unwavering support of King’s family members. Though difficult, and through changing business practices and shifting public taste, the company was able to expand to three factories and is to-day one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.

The Wong Chu King Foundation espouses “transformation through charity” and is engaged in educational and apostolic charities, primarily in areas where tobacco farming is prevalent. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving young men and women, especially to dependents and beneficiaries of Filipino tobacco farmers.

 

Fake sellers of Mighty Corp cigarettes arrested in Cebu

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested and filed charges against three suspects caught selling fake cigarettes in Taboan and Ermita in Cebu City.

Arrested were Carissa Mae A. Juanico of P. Burgos St., Alang-Alang, Mandaue City; Glenn L. Suquib of 105 Cabantan St., Mabolo, Cebu City, and Kevin M. Takiao of Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City.

The three, who were charged by Cebu City Prosecutor Maria Luisa Ratilla with violating Republic Act No. 8293, the Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Law, were caught selling fake Mighty Corp cigarettes.

NBI Regional Director Ricardo A. Diaz said the suspects were arrested while trying to sell 11 cartons of counterfeit Mighty cigarettes to NBI agents who posed as buyers.

In the NBI’s complaint to the city fiscal, Diaz said the buy-bust operation was conducted at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 in Barangay (village) San Nicolas, Cebu City.

Juanico was arrested after receiving marked money for the 11 cartons of fake cigarettes. Suquib and Takiao were arrested after they arrived in a taxi with the fake cigarettes.

Cases against the suspects have been filed before Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch II Judge Ramon Daomilas, who recommended P40,000 bail for each suspect.