Company Overview

Telengtan Brothers and Sons, Inc. doing business under the style of La Suerte Cigar and Cigarette Factory, was formally organized by the Telengtan Brothers: Namely, Chung Te, Ching Leng and Ching Tan.

The company started its operation in April 1949 in Dolores St., Pasay City wherein, several brands of native-type cigarettes which were followed by American cigarettes using American grown Virginia and Burley tobaccos were manufactured.

In 1955 Philip Morris Inc. (PMI), PMI entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with a local manufacturer, La Suerte Cigar and Cigarette Factory. This introduced PMI products into the Philippine market for the first time and was PMI’s first such agreement outside of the United States. Its flagship brands, Marlboro and Philip Morris, were produced at La Suerte’s manufacturing plant.

By the end of 2002, Philip Morris ended its 47 years of partnership with La Suerte. The end of the licensing agreement made La Suerte to stand on its own cigarette brands for domestic and export. Despite government policies on the cigarette industry and high cost of taxes implemented and health awareness campaign, the cigarette industry still has a viable long-term future as cigarette volumes and smoking prevalence fall. The industry will survive even the most severe litigation assaults. Drawing on industry documents, it reveals that the Philippines was long been considered by the tobacco industry as a laissez faire operating environment ripe for exploitation. Areas explored include political corruption, health, employment of consultants, resisting pack labelling, marketing and advertising.

Our Founders


The Late Mr. Ching Tan


The Late Mr. Chung Te


The Late Mr. Ching Ling

LSCCF 20TH Anniversary

About Us

Telengtan Brothers and Sons, Inc. doing business under the style of La Suerte Cigar and Cigarette Factory, is a corporation engaged in the manufacture of cigar and cigarettes using imported stemmed-leaf tobacco for domestic and export is located at KM. 14 South Super Highway Parañaque City.

Mission and Vision

Our operation policies have always been geared to the economic principles of the country. We pursue our goal in accordance with the objectives set by these guidelines. We work for the business expansion in order to assist the government in solving the unemployment problem and to respond to the call to increase the revenue income of the government thus, we are committed and always ready to contribute our efforts to the economic prosperity of the Philippines.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    +63(2) 8823-8121 to 38
    +63(2) 8823-8770
    +63(2) 8823-8773 to 75
  • Fax:
    Telex : 22333 CIG PH
    66315 CIG PN
    Fax: +63(2) 8823-8783
  • Email:
  • Address:
    KM. 14 South Super Highway
    Parañaque City, 1700