Wage hike awaits workers in Calabarzon, Davao regions

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) — Minimum wage workers in Calabarzon and Davao regions will soon receive a wage hike, the Department of Labor and Employment announced on Saturday.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards of Calabarzon and Davao Region approved an additional ₱47 to the salary of those working in the private sector.

In Calabarzon, the new minimum wage for those in the non-agriculture sector in the extended metropolitan area and the cities of Antipolo and Dasmariñas will be ₱470; ₱429 in component cities and first-class municipalities; and ₱390 in the emerging growth area (second- and third-class municipalities) and resource-based areas (fourth to sixth-class municipalities).

Meanwhile, the minimum wage rates for workers in the agriculture sectors are ₱429 in the extended metropolitan areas, in the cities of Antipolo and Dasmariñas, and component cities and first-class municipalities; ₱390 in the emerging growth areas (second- and third-class municipalities); and ₱350 in the resource-based area (fourth to sixth class municipalities).

For those working in the retail and service establishments employing not more than 10 workers , the minimum wage will increase from ₱303 to ₱350.

In Davao Region, the daily minimum wage rates will increase to ₱438 in the agriculture sector and ₱443 in the non-agriculture sector.

Meanwhile, on top of the ₱47 increase, workers in retail and service establishments with no more than 10 employees will also receive an additional ₱15, raising their minimum wage to ₱443.

Moreover, the Davao regional board also set the monthly wage rate for domestic workers to ₱4,500 or a monthly wage increase of ₱1,500 and ₱2,000 for chartered cities and first-class municipalities and other municipalities, respectively.

The DOLE said the wage orders in Calabarzon and Davao Region were already submitted to the National Wages and Productivity Commission for review and shall take effect 15 days after publication in newspaper.