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Three regions in the Philippines have received approval for minimum wage increases by their respective boards.


The Department of Labor announced that the daily minimum wages in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the SOCCSKSARGEN region have been approved for an increase by the regional wage boards on Wednesday.

The statement announced that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board for Cagayan Valley has approved a two-stage increase of P30, resulting in a daily minimum wage of P450 for non-agricultural employees and P430 for those in agriculture establishments.

The wage board in Central Luzon has given its approval for a P40 raise for nonagricultural, agricultural, and retail service businesses.

Employees in Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales will now receive a minimum wage of P493 to P500 per day for non-agricultural work, P454 to P470 for agricultural work, and P475 to P489 for those in the retail and service industries.

Workers in Aurora province will receive a daily minimum wage of P449 for non-agricultural jobs, P422-P434 for agricultural jobs, and P384 for retail and service jobs.

The committee in charge of determining wages in SOCCSKSARGEN, made up of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City, has agreed to a P35 raise in daily wages, to be distributed in two parts.

The directive will increase the minimum wages in the area to P403 for non-agricultural employees and P382 for workers in agriculture, service, and retail industries.

The wage boards for Cagayan Valley and SOCCSKSARGEN have both agreed to raise the daily wages of domestic workers by P500. This will result in a monthly wage of P5,500 for all domestic workers in these regions, except for those in first-class municipalities in SOCCSKSARGEN who will receive a monthly rate of P4,500.

The Department of Labor announced that all wage orders will be implemented on October 16.