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16 regional wage boards increase workers pay

from June 19, 2022 01:00 am to June 19, 2022 01:00 am

 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/06/19/news/national/16-regional-wage-boards-increase-workers-pay/1847903

LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd said on Saturday that the 16 regional wage boards across the country have all issued orders granting salary increases of P30 to P110 to more than 5 million minimum wage earners nationwide.

Bello added that also granted wage increases were "kasambahay" or household service workers (HSWs) in 13 regions, though the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions 4A (Calabarzon)and 12 have yet to come out with their orders.

All wage increases granted to daily wage earners in 16 regions and to HSWs in 13 regions have all been affirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission.

As of June 18, the minimum wage increases in 11 regions have already taken effect, while the rest will take effect within the month.

 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
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Of the 13 wage increase orders for HSWs, eight have already taken effect, while the others will be on or before the end of June.

Completing the wage orders granting minimum wage increases in private establishments were those issued by the Regional Tripartite and Productivity Boards in Eastern Visayas and the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.

The P50-pay hike in Eastern Visayas will take effect on June 27, while the P35-salary increase in the Zamboanga Peninsula will take effect on June 25, bringing the new minimum wage rates to P345-P375 in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) and P338-P351 in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).

Meanwhile, the new minimum wage of P533-P570 in the NCR took effect on June 4, followed by Western Visayas, where the minimum wage of P410-P450 took effect on June 5, and the Ilocos and Caraga Regions where the minimum wage of P372-P400 and P350, respectively, took effect on June 6.

The new minimum wage in the following regions was now in effect: P400-P420 in Cagayan Valley starting June 8; P347-P368 in Soccsksargen starting June 9; P329-P355 in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) starting June 10; and P400 in CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) and P382-P435 in Central Visayas starting June 14.

Salaries were also up in the Bicol Region and Northern Mindanao, with the new minimum wage of P365 and P378-P405, respectively, taking effect on June 18; Davao Region, with the minimum wage of P438-P443 starting June 19; Central Luzon, with the P344-P460 new minimum wage starting June 20; and Calabarzon, with the minimum wage of P350-P470 taking effect on June 30.

For HSWs, the new monthly minimum wage of P4,500 in Western Visayas took effect on June 5; followed by the Ilocos Region, where the P5,000-minimum wage took effect on June 6; in Cagayan Valley, where the new minimum wage of P5,000 took effect on June 8; and Mimaropa, where the P4,500 new minimum wage took effect on June 10.

In CAR and Central Visayas, the minimum wage of P4,500 and P4,500-P5,500, respectively, both took effect on June 14; while the minimum wage of P4,000 in the Bicol Region and P3,500-P4,500 in Northern Mindanao will take effect on June 18.

Increased pay was also implemented in Central Luzon and Davao Region, where the monthly minimum wage for domestic workers will be P4,500-P5,000 and P4,500, respectively, starting June 20; in the Zamboanga Peninsula, where the monthly minimum wage will be P3,500-P4,000 starting June 25; Eastern Visayas, where the monthly minimum wage will be P4,500-P5,000 starting June 27; and Caraga, where the monthly minimum wage will be P4,000 starting June 30.