Minimum wage rates up in 5 regions 

THE MINIMUM daily wage rate in five regions — Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas, and Davao — increased starting this week, the second tranche of adjustments based on wage orders approved last year.   In the Cordillera Administrative Region, the minimum wage is P400 effective Jan. 1 for all sectors and provinces, including Baguio […]

Government jobs critical to improving employment, labor-affiliated party says

By John Victor D. Ordoñez PUBLIC-SECTOR jobs will be critical for improving employment ahead of an expected global economic slowdown, according to a political party aligned with the labor movement. “The government should play a vital role in providing employment opportunities and not rely on the private sector by funding a robust public employment program […]

Employers urged to comply with new wage rates in Central Visayas

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has urged all employers to comply with the new minimum wage rates applicable in Central VisayasNew wage rates for private workers (Wage Order No. ROVII-23) and domestic workers (ROVII-D.W.No. 03) in the region became effective on June 14.According to Labor Undersecretary and Dole 7 concurrent regional director Victor […]

Companies to apply for exemptions

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Central Visayas (RTWPB 7) on Friday, June 17, 2022 has received an application from a company asking not to implement the P31 increase in minimum daily wage for their employees.Evita Mendoza-Balane, acting RTWPB 7 Board Secretary, said the company which is based in Lapu-Lapu City used the […]

Activists, militant groups in Cebu City cry for wage increase, abolition of contractualization, protection of women vs. abuse

ACTIVISTS from labor and militant groups have called for an increase in minimum wage in Central Visayas, abolition of labor contractualization that has spawned short-term employment in the country, and the protection of women against sexual abuse in workplaces.Members of the Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU), Gabriela Women’s Party and […]

Expecting a newborn? Filipino parents need P60k for the basics — iPrice

PARENTS in the Philippines will need around P60,000 for baby essentials, according to a 2021 study by Southeast Asian e-commerce meta-search website iPrice Group. One-off purchases included baby car seats, strollers, five toys, cribs, and step stools, which amounted to about P57,800, while items needed on a regular basis such as diapers, wipes, and milk […]

Labor alliance presses for inclusion of COVID-19 in compensable disease list

THE COUNTRY’S largest labor union is pressing for the declaration of coronavirus as a compensable disease, citing the risk faced by workers amid the continued rise in cases. In a statement Tuesday, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said it sent a letter to the Employers Compensation Commission (ECC) stressing the […]