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TRACKER: Minimum wages in the Philippines

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TRACKER: Minimum wages in the Philippines

WAGE PROTESTS. Workers from various labor organizations march along Espana Boulevard in Manila to celebrate International Labor Day on May 1, 2023.

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Here are the current minimum daily wages in each region

MANILA, Philippines – Periodically, the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards under the Department of Labor and Employment release incremental increases in minimum wages in their respective regions’ private sector.

These increases are usually a product of lobbying among labor groups, especially given fluctuating inflation rates and ever-present struggles among poorer Filipinos to afford a comfortable quality of living. (IN CHARTS: State of job quality, wages in the Philippines)

The National Wages and Productivity’s mission, as written on its website, is to set minimum wages that protect vulnerable workers from “undue low pay.”

Here are the current minimum wages across regions – daily for private establishments, and monthly for domestic workers:

Metro Manila

Effective July 16, 2023:

  • Non-agriculture: P610
  • Agriculture: P573
  • Service and retail establishments employing 15 workers or less: P573
  • Manufacturing sectors regularly employing less than 10 workers: P573

Effective January 3, 2024:

  • Domestic workers: P6,500
Cordillera Administrative Region

Effective December 5, 2023:

  • All sectors (except domestic workers) and provinces: P430
  • Domestic workers: P4,900
Ilocos Region

Effective November 6, 2023:

  • Non-agriculture
    • 10 or more employees: P435
    • 1 to 9 employees: P402
  • Agriculture: P402
  • Domestic workers: P5,000
Cagayan Valley

Effective October 16, 2023:

  1. Non-agriculture: P435
  2. Agriculture: P415
  3. Domestic workers: P5,500
Central Luzon

Effective October 16, 2023:

  • Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales
    • Non-agriculture
      • Establishments with 10 or more workers: P500
      • Establishments with less than 10 workers: P493
    • Agriculture
      • Plantation: P470
      • Non-plantation: P454
    • Service and retail
      • Establishments with 10 or more workers: P489
      • Establishments with less than 10 workers: P475
  • Aurora
    • Non-agriculture: P449
    • Agriculture
      • Plantation: P434
      • Non-plantation: P422
    • Service and retail: P384

Effective June 20, 2022:

  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and first class municipalities: P5,000
    • Other municipalities: P4,500
Calabarzon

Effective September 24, 2023:

  • Extended Metropolitan Area
    • Non-agriculture: P520
    • Agriculture: P479
  • Component cities (non-agriculture and agriculture): P479
  • 1st class municipalities
    • Non-agriculture: P479
    • Agriculture: P425
  • 2nd and 3rd class municipalities
    • Non-agriculture: P425
    • Agriculture: P385
  • 4th, 5th, and 6th class municipalities (non-agriculture and agriculture): P385
  • Service and retail establishments employing not more than 10 workers (across all areas): P385

Effective February 19, 2024:

  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and first class municipalities: P6,000
    • Other municipalities: P5,000
Mimaropa

Effective December 7, 2023:

  • All sectors (except domestic workers)
    • Establishments with 10 or more workers: P395
    • Establishments with less than 10 workers: P369
  • Domestic workers: P5,500
Bicol

Effective December 1, 2023:

  • All sectors (except domestic workers): P395
  • Domestic workers: P5,000
Western Visayas

Effective November 16, 2023:

  • Non-agriculture
    • Establishments with more than 10 workers: P480
    • Establishments with 10 workers or less: P450
  • Agriculture: P440
  • Domestic workers: P5,000
Central Visayas

Effective October 1, 2023:

  • Class A (Carcar, Cebu City, Danao, Lapulapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay, Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, San Fernando)
    • Non-agriculture: P468
    • Agriculture, and non-agriculture establishments with less than 10 workers: P458
  • Class B (Bais, Bayawan, Bogo, Canlaon, Dumaguete, Guihulngan, Tagbilaran, Tanjay, Toledo)
    • Non-agriculture: P430
    • Agriculture, and non-agriculture establishments with less than 10 workers: P425
  • Class C (municipalities not under Class A and B)
    • Non-agriculture: P420
    • Agriculture, and non-agriculture establishments with less than 10 workers: P415

Effective June 14, 2022:

  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and first class municipalities: P5,500
    • Other municipalities: P4,500
Eastern Visayas

Effective November 30, 2023:

  • Non-agriculture: P405
  • Service and retail
    • Establishments with more than 10 workers: P405
    • Establishments with 10 workers or less: P375
  • Cottage and handicraft: P375
  • Agriculture: P375
  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and first class municipalities: P5,500
    • Other municipalities: P5,000
Zamboanga Peninsula

Effective on or before February 1, 2024:

  • Non-agriculture: P381
  • Agriculture, and service and retail
    • Establishments with 31 workers or more: P381
    • Establishments with 10 to 30 workers: P381
    • Agricultural enterprises, and establishments with 1 to 9 workers: P368
  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and first class municipalities: P4,600
    • Other municipalities: P4,100
Northern Mindanao

Effective on or before July 1, 2024:

  • Non-agriculture
    • Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Tagoloan, Villanueva, Jasaan, Malaybalay, Valencia, Gingoog, El Salvador, Ozamiz, Opol, Maramag, Quezon, Manolo Fortich, and Lugait: P438
    • All other areas, and service and retail establishments with 10 or less workers: P423
  • Agriculture
    • Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Tagoloan, Villanueva, Jasaan, Malaybalay, Valencia, Gingoog, El Salvador, Ozamiz, Opol, Maramag, Quezon, Manolo Fortich, and Lugait: P426
    • All other areas, and service and retail establishments with 10 or less workers: P411

Effective January 11, 2024:

  • Domestic workers: P5,000
Davao Region

Effective on or before September 1, 2024:

  • Non-agriculture: P481
  • Agriculture: P476
  • Domestic workers
    • Chartered cities and first-class municipalities: P6,000
    • Other municipalities: P5,000
Soccsksargen

Effective October 16, 2023:

  • Non-agriculture: P390
  • Agriculture, and service and retail: P369
  • Domestic workers
    • Cities and 1st class municipalities: P5,000
    • Other municipalities: P4,500
Caraga

Effective on or before May 1, 2024:

  • All sectors (except domestic workers) and provinces: P385
  • Domestic workers: P5,000
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Effective February 28, 2024:

  • Cotabato City
    • Non-agriculture: P361
    • Agriculture: P336
  • Provinces of Maguindanao del Norte, Maguindanao del Sur, Lanao Del Sur, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and the cities of Marawi, Basilan, and Lamitan
    • Non-agriculture: P336
    • Agriculture: P326
  • Special Geographic Area
    • Non-agriculture: P341
    • Agriculture: P316

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