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In light of the rising prices of basic goods, commodities, and fuel products in the country, the Metro Manila Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board approved a P33 minimum wage hike, the labor department confirmed.
With the increase, the minimum wage rate in the nation’s capital is now P570 in the non-agriculture sector and 533 pesos for agricultural workers.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment, the increase is “expected to protect around one million minimum wage earners in private establishments in the region from undue low pay.”
Moreover, Western Visayas workers can also expect a wage increase, per DOLE.
Citing Wage Order No. RBVI-26 filed by the wage board in Region 6, the increase ranges from P55 to P110, depending on the industry the worker belongs to and the number of workers in a company.