• Mighty stands firm to support tobacco farmers

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    Mighty Corporation on Wednesday assured Rep. Eric Singson of the 2nd District of Ilocos Sur, who is president of the Northern Alliance in the House of Representatives, of its full and unwavering support to uplift the lives of farming families in the tobacco-producing provinces in Northern Luzon.

    Geoffrey Gadiana, a Mighty official, relayed the company’s commitment to Singson.

    “Mighty Corporation stands firm on its commitment to help the tobacco farmers in the Philippines with its pronouncements this year to purchase more tobacco leaves and to continue its outreach projects for tobacco farmers,” Gadiana informed Singson.

    “This is not only a big help to the 120,000 tobacco farmers but will also boost the economy of the tobacco-producing provinces,” Singson said.

    Singson also lauded Mighty’s unswerving commitment to directly help tobacco farmers produce better quality tobacco that included the donation of farm implements like tractors and irrigation pumps to the farmers of the National Tobacco Association of Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives in La Union early last year.

    The farmers represented Abra, Cagayan, Isabela, La     Union, Pangasinan and the Ilocos Provinces.

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    1. According to the National Tobacco Administration (NTA), there are only around 55,000 tobacco farmers, not 120,000. The government should be doing more to help shift them to planting more food crops that will help with our food security, instead of tobacco that is harmful to the environment and to health.

    2. This is a real dilemma. Tobacco companies are giving jobs to farmers here in the Philippines but the cigarette smoking is dangerous to our health. It’s really a matter of choice, the farmers are dependent to the big companies for their livelihood.