New minimum wage for workers in 4 regions

Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards recently approved wage orders for minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao, Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and MIMAROPA.

 

National Capital Region

 

In Metro Manila, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board approved the P25 basic wage increase and the integration of the existing P10 cost of living allowance to the daily basic pay of private sector workers in Metro Manila. This brings the minimum wage rates to P537 for workers in the non-agriculture sector and P500 for workers in the agriculture (plantation and non-plantation), retail/service establishments employing 15 workers or less, and manufacturing establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers.

 

The Wage Order allows exemption for distressed establishments, retail/service establishments regularly employing not more than 10 workers, and; establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

Wage Order No. NCR-22 was published on November 7 in The Philippine Star and will take effect on November 22, 2018.

 

Cagayan Valley Region

 

RTWPB-II also approved a P10 basic pay increase and P10 per day COLA in the region. This brings the minimum wage to P360 for non-agriculture and retail/service establishments employing more than 10 workers; P340 for agriculture; and P320 for retail/service establishments employing not more than 10 workers.

 

The Wage Order allows exemption only for establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

 

Wage Order No. RTWPB-02-19 will take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the region.

 

MIMAROPA

 

In MIMAROPA, the Board approved a P12 to P20 basic wage increase, bringing the new minimum wage rates to P320 for establishments with 10 or more workers and P283 for establishments with less than 10 workers.

 

Wage Order No. RB-MIMAROPA-09 will take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the region.

 

The wage order allows exemption only for establishments adversely affected by calamities such as natural and human-induced disasters and distressed establishments.

 

Northern Mindanao

 

Starting November 1, workers in private establishments in Northern Mindanao will receive a P27 to P35 basic wage increase following the issuance of Wage Order No. RX-20 on October 9, 2018. This brings the new minimum wage rate in the cities of Malaybalay, Valencia, Gingoog, El Salvador and Ozamiz, and municipalities of Opol, Maramag, Quezon, Manolo Fortich, and Lugait to P365 in the non-agriculture sector and P353 in the agriculture sector.

 

In the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva, and Jasaan, the new minimum wage is P358 in the non-agriculture sector and P346 in the agriculture sector. The new minimum wage in the cities of Oroquieta and Tangub and municipalities of Laguindingan, Mambajao, and Balingasag is P350 in the non-agriculture sector and P338 in the agriculture sector. All other areas as well as retail and service establishments employing not more than ten (10) workers will be receiving a new minimum wage of P343 in the non-agriculture sector and P331 in the agriculture sector.

 

The Wage Order allows exemption for distressed establishments and establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

 

Wage Order No. RX-20 was published on October 17, 2018 in the Mindanao Daily News and will become effective on November 1, 2018.

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