Minimum-wage workers in the Eastern Visayas region will soon receive an increase in their daily pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced.
In a statement, the DOLE said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in the Eastern Visayas had issued a wage order approving the P50-raise for minimum wage earners in the region.
The wage hike will be given in two tranches of P25 upon effectivity of the order, and another P25 on January 2, 2023, according to DOLE.
After the full implementation of the wage adjustments, workers in the non-agriculture sector and in retail and service establishments employing 11 or more workers will receive a daily wage of P375, while their counterparts in the agriculture sector, cottage and handicraft, and retail and service establishments employing 10 workers or less will get a daily wage of P345.
Around 82,712 workers in private establishments and 57,081 domestic workers are expected to benefit from the minimum wage increases. The previous wage orders for workers in private establishments and household helpers took effect on Aug. 18, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020, respectively,” the DOLE said.
Meanwhile, the RTWPB XIII issued a wage order granting P500 and P1000 wage increases bringing the new monthly wage rate for domestic helpers in Caraga to P4,000.
“Around 32,867 domestic helpers in the region are also expected to benefit from the minimum wage increase. The previous wage order for such employees took effect on Oct. 4, 2019,” the DOLE said.
According to the DOLE, the latest wage orders as reviewed and affirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission, would take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the region.”