Select regions in the Philippines to effect minimum wage increase
The new minimum wage rates in select regions in the Philippines like the National Capital Region (NCR) and Western Visayas will take effect early June, said Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
In Metro Manila, the minimum wage rate will be effective June 4, while the new wage rate will take effect on June 5 in Western Visayas, said the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE).
The daily minimum wage in the NCR is set to increase by 33 pesos (US$0.63). This brings the new basic pay rate for the non-agriculture sector to 570 pesos (US$10.88) for the non-agriculture sector and 533 pesos (US$10.17) for the agriculture sector.
In Western Visayas, workers in the non-agriculture, industrial, and commercial sectors can expect their wages to increase by 55 pesos (US$1.05) to 110 pesos (US$2.1).
Workers in other regions can also expect their base pay to rise. In Cagayan Valley, domestic workers can expect a 1,000 pesos (US$19.14) monthly wage hike, bringing their monthly minimum salary from 4,000 pesos (US$76.54) to 5,000 pesos (US$95.68).