Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Mighty Corporation and the Nationwide Smoking Ban

Wazzup Pilipinas!

President Rodrigo Duterte was said to sign an Executive Order (EO) on Nationwide Smoking Ban, just around the same time we are blessed with other good news like the National Broadband Plan, the Maternity Leave Extension, and the Enchanted River Swimming Ban.

Under the Executive Order, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said smoking indoors would also be prohibited aside from public places. We believe it should also include e-cigarettes at vapes since the Department of Health fully recommends their inclusion being found also harmful to health.
Now, there's an obvious "heat" for Mighty Corporation, a local cigarette manufacturer owned by Filipino-Chinese businessmen, for using fake tax stamps on their cigarettes. But how come the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is handling the inspection when the cigarette products are locally made? Imported ingredients? Or are the cigarettes actually imported and just packaged here in the Philippines. Now, they're saying they could not arrest the owner, Wong Chu King, for there are no charges filed yet even though the company has been caught red-handed deceiving the government of tax liabilities.

Duterte ordered his arrest, but it seems there has been a bribery attempt because now they are saying he should not be arrested when Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre stepped in. Duterte denies alleged 'bribery' attempt but we would like to think otherwise.

Atty. Raymond Fortun confirms Mighty Corporation was able to secure a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Manila to stop BOC inspection on its cigarettes. If they have nothing to hide, there is no need for legalities.

According to Aguirre, the owner expressed his willingness to fully cooperate with the government to probe the alleged tax deficiency because of the fake tax stamps discovery. The Philip Morris Philippines competitor has rampantly been using fake tax stamps on all of their products.

The BOC was set to suspend the import accreditation of Mighty Corporation last February for cigarette smuggling. The drive against fake tax stamps for cigarettes has been intensified by the government several weeks ago, and we see Mighty Corporation deceiving the government thus losing billions in tax revenues for the country.

But are the tax stamps the only fake here? What about the cigarettes themselves?

Regardless if they are genuine or not, cigarettes should no longer exist in this world. They should be banned permanently on a global scale since we all know they are harmful to our health. We don't have to enumerate the harmful effects that it causes the body. It is not enough to have photos indicating negative effects printed on cigarette packs, because even those who do not smoke are in danger from second-hand smoke by smokers who have very low IQ to understand that they are not welcome to smoke in public places. Smokers should also be forced to inhale their smoke so there won't be the equally dangerous second-hand smoke that threatens the lives of non-smokers. If smokers want to kill themselves, they should not endanger others. There should never be a smoking section too. No one should be allowed to smoke themselves to death.

However, who will implement the law that has actually been existing for the longest time, but no one has the will and capability to strictly implement it.

The sin tax law had never deterred the continued proliferation of the harmful product because companies like Mighty Corporation found a way to beat the system, and I'm sure they will continue to do that, just as how other products are also capable of going around and twisting the law with their cunning lawyers.

Smoking has been proven to destroy your health and eventually kill you in the long run. This goes the same for second-hand smokers. Cigarettes or tobaccos are just as addicting as drugs, so why make it legal to smoke?

We need a worldwide smoking ban now!

About "" is the fastest growing and most awarded blog and social media community that has transcended beyond online media. It has successfully collaborated with all forms of media namely print, radio and television making it the most diverse multimedia organization. The numerous collaborations with hundreds of brands and organizations as online media partner and brand ambassador makes a truly successful advocate of everything about the Philippines, and even more since its support extends further to even international organizations including startups and SMEs that have made our country their second home.


  1. Pretty part of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing on your feeds or even I success you access constantly fast. Dab Nail

  2. Currently, nicotine-free tranquilize for smoking cessation, for example, Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix Varenicline (known as Champix in Europe) are the most advanced and the most preferred methods of stopping smoking.myle vape dubai

  3. You are so cool man, the post on your blogs are super great.*;:;” Marijuana News

  4. This is a awesome write-up. Thank you for bothering to explain this all out for us. It is a great guide!

  5. The when I read a weblog, I really hope so it doesnt disappoint me about that one. Get real, I know it was my substitute for read, but When i thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is really a handful of whining about something that you could fix should you werent too busy searching for attention.

  6. I observe there is plenty of spam on this weblog. Do you need assist cleaning them up? I might help among classes! Enail Kit

  7. I just want to tell you that I’m very new to weblog and honestly liked this web site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You certainly come with exceptional articles and reviews. Bless you for sharing your web site. Bongs

  8. much obliged this is great web journal. nicotine vape

  9. Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject. גמילה מאלכוהול

  10. JUUL Pods (sometimes referred to as JUULpods) are the proprietary refills for the world famous JUUL C1 & JUUL Starter Kit. Launched in 2018 in the UK, JUUL and JUUL pods are the vaping product of choice among a large percentage of the American vape market. Since being introduced to the UK these easy to use pods and accompanying kit are creating a stir, with good reason! juul uk

  11. Passive smoking can have serious effects on an individual's health. The health effects of passive smoking are as serious and debilitating as smoking itself. The risks outlined below have been linked with passive smoking. can you smoke catnip

  12. This is my first time visit to your blog and I am very interested in the articles that you serve. Provide enough knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful and don't forget, keep sharing useful info: Buy ROVE Cartridges Online

  13. But the need to smoke can become very useful in as much as it can reveal and actually overcome this inner lack, whatever it may be.


Top ib essay writing service by with 200 experts. - term paper writing service every student can afford
Copyright © 2013 Wazzup Pilipinas News and Events
Design by FBTemplates | BTT