Mighty Corporation Advocates Organic Pesticides

Mighty Corporation has switched from promoting chemical to organic-based pesticides in order to help local tobacco farmers increase their income, and protect the environment at the same time.

Organic pesticides are also proven to be better for the soil. Chemical pesticides can abuse the land and may affect future generations. Using organic pesticides will also help lessen the expense from buying vitamins of the soil because of its natural source of nutrients- creating more room for business’ and farmers’ income.

The nicotine in the tobacco plant has been used on crops as a natural insecticide and has been proven to be safe with no health and environmental risks compared to chemical-based pesticides.

There are also studies that show organic tobacco can also be used as natural pesticides against insects as aphids, leaf rollers, and stem borers.

Below are some of the notable advantages of a business by using organic pesticides:

Inexpensive – Aside from its effectiveness, organic-based pesticides are also cheaper compare to chemical pesticides. Its main ingredients are not hard to find and always available in the market.

Risk-free- By re-assuring that your tobacco products (or any plant) does not contain any chemical pesticides, there will be no health risk for your farmers and in the community upon producing or processing harvest.

Non-Toxic- All organic substances do not contain any toxins as these are all-natural, human and animal healthy friendly.

As a tobacco manufacturer, Mighty Corporation is looking forward to producing products that will not harm the environment. Alex Wongchuking said he also wants the best quality of tobacco harvest for Mighty Corp. He also added that in order to make the people start taking care of the environment, acting on our own is the first step.

Other than getting good quality harvest, part of Wongchuking’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) is to address an environmental issue in using chemical pesticides, not just in the tobacco industry but also for all types of plants.

With a continuous coordination from 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), Might Corp. is looking forward for a more positive outcome and future from the tobacco industry in the Philippines.

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How Tobacco Companies Are More Responsible Than We Think

Tobacco has never been controversial than it is today. Mighty Corporation under the governance of Alexander Wongchuking, is a Filipino-owned tobacco company who helped many unemployed filipinos for many years. But there are doubtful questions if they should take jobs with companies that they considered to be socially irresponsible for letting the people smoke more.

According to research, 1.2 million are being employed within manufacturing, 40 million from harvest and process of tobacco leaf, and 20 more billion in home industries. The rest are in tobacco-related processes, distribution, sales and promotion showing a 100 million of workers in the tobacco industry.

 

Wong Chu King Foundation

Through Mighty Corporation social arm – Wongchuking foundation donated medicines to the Our Lady of Peace Mission Hospital Foundation in order to continuously run their medical mission to unfortunate families in Parañaque City.

Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program of Assisi Development Foundation was also funded by WCKF to successfully provide nutritional needs for more than 8 million children all over the Philippines.

 

wongchuking foundation

In addition, WCKF partnered with the UP College of Law Class of 1978 and the Payatas Orione Foundation Inc. for a nutrition program catering malnourished children in Quezon City.

Thinking about it explicitly is well worth doing at any stage of your career. And choosing an organization should be based on how the company/management see their people and how they respond to their responsibility as a business. Below are the reasons why you should work in the tobacco industry:

1. Tobacco companies sell legal products in a much more regulated ways. One sample are the numbers of organization and companies selling food and beverages illegally, resulting to food poison and hospitality of some end users.

2. Tobacco companies actively promote anti-smoking campaigns.

3. Tobacco companies spends millions on research to reduce risk and harmful effects of their products.

4. Tobacco companies supports more organization including hospitals for smoking related cases.

Mighty Corporation with the Wongchuking foundation will continue supporting and donating funds for their corporate social responsibility and to grow more successfully in the business.

This blog was originally published at Mighty Corporation blog.

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Mighty Corporation asks DOJ to junk P26.93-B tax evasion raps

Embattled cigarette maker Mighty Corporation and its officials asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday to dismiss the P26.93-billion tax evasion complaint against them by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over alleged use of fake tax stamps.

Mighty Corporation Vice President for External Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary Alex Wongchuking attended the preliminary investigation hearing, where he filed his counter affidavit with the DOJ panel of prosecutors.

Other respondents Mighty President and former Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Edilberto Adan, Executive Vice President and retired Judge Oscar Barrientos and Treasurer Ernesto Victa also submitted their written defense to the charges.

The complaint arose from raid on Mighty’s warehouses in San Ildefonso, Bulacan on March 24 which yielded billions of pesos worth of cigarettes with fake stamps.

“Basically the search that was done was illegal. There was no legal justification for it. The evidence that was obtained is doubtful,” said Abraham Espejo, legal counsel for Wongchuking after the hearing, which was off limits to media.

“If the evidence is obtained illegally, it’s inadmissible (in court). Not only is the evidence inadmissible, it’s also questionable,” he added.

Mighty officials also urged the DOJ to consolidate the three tax evasion cases since they stemmed from the same allegation about the use of fake tax stamps on its cigarette products.

The DOJ had already finished hearing the P9.56-billion tax complaint in relation to the raid on four warehouses in San Isidro, Pampanga.

The company is also facing a P1.39-billion tax complaint stemming from the government raid on the company’s warehouse in Barangay Lagao, General Santos City on March 24.

The third complaint brings to P37.884 billion its alleged tax dues to the government. —KG, GMA News

Source: http://www.msn.com/en-ph/money/topstories/mighty-corporation-asks-doj-to-junk-p2693-b-tax-evasion-raps/ar-BBCh4St?li=BBr8Mkm

 
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Mighty Corporation as Outstanding Corporation awardee

The Philippine Council of Management Research Institute Inc. has awarded the Outstanding Corporation of the Year Award (2015-2016) to MIGHTY Corp.  This award was given in recognition of Mighty Corporation‘s achievements in business, social, cultural and religious affairs.

MIGHTY Corp. is the reconstituted company of the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines. It is the offshoot of the La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc. The company is tied with the Wong Chu King Foundation. Wong Chu King is the founder of La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos Inc.  He came from Amoy, China just before World War II broke out. The war left him broke and penniless but through 70 years of hard work and determination with Ong Lowa, Baa Dy and Ong Pay, he has built up La Campana as the business empire it is today. Despite the tides of change, the company was able to build three more factories. Today, they are among the countries highest taxpayers.

The Wong Chu King Foundation’s vision is to “transformation through charity.” They are actively involved in educational and apostolic charities focused on areas where tobacco farming is common. They also offer scholarships to deserving dependents and beneficiaries of local tobacco farmers.

 

 

 

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Mighty Corp will be recognize for best corporation award this month

Philcoman Research Institute (PCMRI) will hold this year’s 40th National Management Congress in simple ceremonies to honor the recipients of the Outstanding Corporation of the year Award, Outstanding Management Leadership Award of the year and the oath-taking of new members.

PMCRI Congress chairman Dr. Pedrito Salvador said the event to be held on Dec. 10 will be attended by government officials and members of the academe and the private sector.

“We opted to hold a simple rite so that funds and other resources we can save can be channeled to research and further studies of important issues in politics, economics, sociology and national security,”Salvador said.

The PCMRI is a federation of professional and technological societies, management developments, institutions, academe, business enterprises and professional managers dedicated to the development of management and improvement of its practices.

The Outstanding Corporation Award will go to Mighty Corp. a wholly-owned Filipino company that has been operating for 70 years.

The PCMRI will also honor Dr. Benjamin Sy Santos, national president of the Filipino Inventors Society, for his contributions such as greenhouse fixed and portable machines that refined and re-use, pollution-free; its particles turned into asphalt.

 

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Mighty Corp awaits their Outstanding Corporation award

Philcoman Research Institute (PCMRI) will hold this year’s 40th National Management Congress in simple ceremonies to honor the recipients of the Outstanding Corporation of the year Award, Outstanding Management Leadership Award of the year and the oath-taking of new members.

PMCRI Congress chairman Dr. Pedrito Salvador said the event to be held on Dec. 10 will be attended by government officials and members of the academe and the private sector.

“We opted to hold a simple rite so that funds and other resources we can save can be channeled to research and further studies of important issues in politics, economics, sociology and national security,”Salvador said.

The PCMRI is a federation of professional and technological societies, management developments, institutions, academe, business enterprises and professional managers dedicated to the development of management and improvement of its practices.

The Outstanding Corporation Award will go to Mighty Corp. a wholly-owned Filipino company that has been operating for 70 years.

The PCMRI will also honor Dr. Benjamin Sy Santos, national president of the Filipino Inventors Society, for his contributions such as greenhouse fixed and portable machines that refined and re-use, pollution-free; its particles turned into asphalt.

 

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Tobacco company Mighty Corp won an award this December

 

Philcoman Research Institute (PCMRI) will hold this year’s 40th National Management Congress in simple ceremonies to honor the recipients of the Outstanding Corporation of the year Award, Outstanding Management Leadership Award of the year and the oath-taking of new members.

 

PMCRI Congress chairman Dr. Pedrito Salvador said the event to be held on Dec. 10 will be attended by government officials and members of the academe and the private sector.

“We opted to hold a simple rite so that funds and other resources we can save can be channeled to research and further studies of important issues in politics, economics, sociology and national security,”Salvador said.

 

The PCMRI is a federation of professional and technological societies, management developments, institutions, academe, business enterprises and professional managers dedicated to the development of management and improvement of its practices.

 

The Outstanding Corporation Award will go to Mighty Corp. a wholly-owned Filipino company that has been operating for 70 years.

The PCMRI will also honor Dr. Benjamin Sy Santos, national president of the Filipino Inventors Society, for his contributions such as greenhouse fixed and portable machines that refined and re-use, pollution-free; its particles turned into asphalt.

 

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Tobacco firm Mighty Corp set to receive an award this month

Philcoman Research Institute (PCMRI) will hold this year’s 40th National Management Congress in simple ceremonies to honor the recipients of the Outstanding Corporation of the year Award, Outstanding Management Leadership Award of the year and the oath-taking of new members.

 

PMCRI Congress chairman Dr. Pedrito Salvador said the event to be held on Dec. 10 will be attended by government officials and members of the academe and the private sector.

“We opted to hold a simple rite so that funds and other resources we can save can be channeled to research and further studies of important issues in politics, economics, sociology and national security,”Salvador said.

 

The PCMRI is a federation of professional and technological societies, management developments, institutions, academe, business enterprises and professional managers dedicated to the development of management and improvement of its practices.

 

The Outstanding Corporation Award will go to Mighty Corp. a wholly-owned Filipino company that has been operating for 70 years.

The PCMRI will also honor Dr. Benjamin Sy Santos, national president of the Filipino Inventors Society, for his contributions such as greenhouse fixed and portable machines that refined and re-use, pollution-free; its particles turned into asphalt.

 

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Mighty Corp building the company for seven decades

In this particular company, the most senior employee happened to have an impressive service record of 58 years, which would definitely be uncommon in this country where people would rather look for jobs abroad as OFWs.

The firm is none other than Mighty Corp., which claims to be the country’s oldest tobacco manufacturer, celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, based on its press release.

 

One of the Wongchuking brothers who now manage the company said the most senior employee in the company started when he was in his pre-teens at a time when child labor was not yet prohibited by law. It was then normal to see whole families employed in its factories.

 

Mighty also claims to be the largest independent family-owned business in the country, tracing its roots to the old La Campana Fabrica de Tabacos, founded in 1945 by the Wongchuking family patriarch, Wong Chu King.

 

From what I gathered, he was a Chinese immigrant who worked as a salesman in a cigarette company making local brands before he started La Campana. His first factory producing native cigarettes and cigars known as Cortos and Regaliz was located on Tayabas street in Manila. In a span of three years, the old man Wong Chu King built a second factory in Pasong Tamo, Makati, which he later expanded to another site that became the present day location of its head office on Sultana street in Makati.

 

Wong Chu King founded the Tobacco Industries of the Philippines (TIP) several years later in a 9-hectare property in Malolos, Bulacan to manufacture American blended cigarettes using the brand names Duke, Windsor and Tricycle.

 

The founder remained active in the management of the cigarette company until he passed away in August 1987. Its board is now headed by his widow, Nelia D. Wongchuking, now about 90 years old, a pure Filipina whom the old man Wong Chu King met in Batangas when he was still a traveling salesman of a cigarette company.

 

Anyway, the expansion of the company in the 1960s to 1980s was perhaps aided by the continuous growth of the old company La Campana, which at that time was able to corner the native cigarettes market, acquiring the brands and the trademarks from another familiar company called Alhambra, maker of La Dicha, Rosalina and Malaya brands of native cigarettes.

 

In 1985, it was it finally set to produce American blended Virginia cigarettes, but the diversification was somewhat stymied by the rising cost of labor in Metro Manila. This prompted the company to shift all its manufacturing operations to the Malolos factory.

 

In 2001, the company entered into a manufacturing agreement with Sterling Tobacco to produce the latter’s brands, which provided the impetus for its shift to American blended cigarettes with the establishment of its own filter rod production, the acquisition of its first modern machinery to boost production, including some heavy duty packing machines.

 

About eight years ago the company completed its fully integrated production and packing facility in Malolos.

 

Then and only then, after undertaking a modernization program, was the company ready

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