Filipino-owned cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation will buy more tobacco leaves in 2014 from farmers in Regions 1 and 2.
This means a lot to the agricultural sector in the North region.
Local farmers must push government to create a law that will require companies to source a certain percentage of their raw materials from the local market.
Aside from this effort, Mighty Corporation is proactive in doing socio-economic activities and providing scholarship (via Wong Chu King Foundation) grants recently.
Not known to many, Mighty Corporation hogged the limelight recently when established competitors sought a congressional investigation over its sudden rise as a tobacco player, eating up the markets of previously low-priced cigarettes.
|HAND TRACTORS FOR EASY FARMING — A woman, representing a farming family in the North, checks one of the 16 hand tractors given by Mighty Corporation to tobacco farmers last Saturday in a simple ceremony held at a hotel in Bauang, La Union. (Freddie G. Lazaro) Source http://www.mb.com.ph/|