It is no surprise that our cigars and cigarette are among the best in the world. With more than 2 centuries of tobacco monopoly we were able to perfect the manufacture of these products.
The Philippines is blessed with rich soil and generally favorable climatic conditions for the cultivation of tobacco. The fertile soil of Ilocos region, resulted in the production of quality tobacco that was sought after by cigar and cigarette smokers. Our tobacco leaf, was considered to be one of the best types of tobacco in Asia.
These following Philippine cigarette factories boast on their wrappers that they were given awards in different international expositions during the 19th century when the Philippine was still a colony of Spain.
|LA PUREZA , Fabrica De Tabacos Y Cigarrillos, Binondo Manila|
Prizewinner in the Exhibitions of Barcelona 1888 of Madrid 1887 and Universal of Paris 1889
|1889 Exposition Universal Paris medal . This medal was similar to the award given to LA PUREZA and LA GRANDEZA|
|LA GRANDEZA , Fabrica De Tabacos Y Cigarrillos, Binondo Manila. |
Premiada en las Exposiciones de Barcelon 1888 de Madrid 1887 y Universal de Paris 1889
|1888 Exposition Universal Barcelona medal. This medal was similar to the award given to LA GRANDEZA and LA PUREZA|
|LA GRAN ROSA Hoja Escojda de Cagayan e Ysabela|
|MARIA CRISTINA Fabrica De Tabacos Cigarrillos Manila.|
Awarded during the 1887 Exposition General in Madrid
|1887 Exposition General De Las Islas Filipinas, Madrid medal. This medal was similar to the award given to MARIA CRISTINA, LA GRANDEZA and LA PUREZA|
|Another wrapper design of MARIA CRISTINA Fabrica De Tabacos Cigarrillos Manila. HEBRA EXTRA SUPERIOR|