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.