Minimum wage workers in Metro Manila will have a P33 daily increase, which the labor department says will “protect about 1 million minimum wage workers in private private sector players from unduly low pay.”
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Following the ratification of the Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of the two areas, the minimum wage in Metro Manila would increase by P33, while in Western Visayas, it will increase by P55 and P110.
This means that non-agriculture workers in Metro Manila will be paid a minimum of P570 per day, while agricultural workers will be paid P533. On November 22, 2018, the latest Wage Order for workers in private companies in Metro Manila was issued.
Workers in non-agriculture, industrial, and commercial firms in Western Visayas will receive a P55 to P110 raise, according to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board.
According to Wage Order No. According to Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – VI (Western Visayas) Resolution RBVI-26, the daily minimum wage in the region is now P450 for employers with more than 10 employees and P420 for employers with fewer than 10 employees.
Workers in the agriculture sector received a P95 raise under the same decree, boosting the daily minimum pay to P410.
The most recent Wage Orders in Western Visayas went into effect on November 26, 2019 and May 8, 2019, respectively, for workers in private establishments and domestic workers.
The wage hikes will be effective 15 days after the orders are announced.
For several years, labor unions have been calling for a P750 national minimum daily wage. The progressive Makabayan bloc’s initiative to institutionalize a P750 national minimum daily wage is still pending in the 18th Congress.