Let’s talk about good stuff now; let’s talk about wages. Good news! Because the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced updates on salary through the current regional daily minimum wage rates for both agriculture and non-agriculture workers. This update, which was posted just last November 2018, is currently being observed and employees can now start expecting modifications on their daily rates. A quick note, though, these are changes in salary per region; don’t worry, though, because we will detail this as much as possible in order for you to have a clear understanding of it.
In the table, you will see five (5) different rows. These rows represent the main categories of the change in the daily wages of employees and workers:
- Region – Of course, region is the category in which everything will differ depending on what the changes are for that specific area.
- Wage Order (WO) No. or Date of Issuance – This is the part where we get to know when the changes were officially made.
- Date of Effectivity – The exact point in time when the changes were observed or when it will be observed in the future.
- Non-Agriculture – Jobs or professions that DO NOT tackle agricultural actions
- Agriculture (Plantation and Non-plantation) – The jobs or professions, which are for agriculture. It’s separated by two sub-categories that are actually easy-to-understand.
In addition to the table, we will also give you the exact update that happened per region. For you to have a better understanding on what changes were made or changes to be made in the future, we will easily list it down so you don’t have to stress yourselves out in computing for everything. We’ll use the alphabet just like how DOLE used it in their table.
- Had an increase of PHP 25 in the basic pay. In addition, an addition of PHP 10 COLA into the basic pay.
- Gave a range of PHP 20 – PHP 30 increase in basic pay
- Permitted an increase PHP 13 – PHP 30 in the basic pay (non-agriculture) and PHP 13 increase for agriculture.
- Accorded an increase in both the COLA and the basic pay of PHP 10.
- A PHP 20 increase in the basic pay and a hike in Aurora for the two tranches
- Granted PHP 14 – PHP 21.50 increase in basic pay upon effectivity; there shall be one wage rate for agriculture per covered area classification to be given in 2 tranches;accelation of the implementation of the remaining tranches (3rd to 7th) per WO 17 to be given in 3 tranches to conclude in Dec. 1, 2020; increase in selected areas from P0.50 – P5.00 to further simplify the wage rates per sector & area classification
- Had a PHP 20 increase in the basic pay for businesses and establishments for 10 workers & above and a PHP 12 increase for businesses and establishments w/ less than 10 workers.
- Had a PHP 20 – PHP 30 increase in the basic pay to be given in the two tranches
- The following changes in region VI are:
- A PHP 26.50 increase in the basic pay and PHP 15 COLA for workers in the non-agricultural/industrial/commercial employing more than ten (10) workers
- A PHP 8.50 increase in the basic pay & a PHP 5 COLA for workers in non-agricultural/industrial/commercial employing ten (10) workers & below
- An increase of PHP 8.50 in the basic pay and a PHP 5 COLA for agri-plantation
- And a PHP 18.50 basic wage increase and PHP 5 COLA for workers in agriculture non-plantation
- Gave a grant of PHP 10 – PHP 20 for the non-agricultural and a PHP 10 – PHP 52 for the agricultural sector.
- Gave an increase in the basic pay:
- PHP 20 for non-agriculture, PHP 30 for Retail/Service Establishments who have 11 to 30 and 10 workers and below.
- PHP 22 for cottage/ handicraft, and PHP 24 for non-sugar (agriculture) and PHP 30 for sugar farm (agriculture).
- A PHP 20 increase in the basic pay.
- A basic pay increase of around PHP 27 – PHP 35.
- Granted a PHP 56 increase in the basic pay in the two tranches. PHP 30 upon effectivity and a PHP 26 increase on February 16, 2019.
- A PHP 16 increase in the basic pay for the non-agricultural sector and a PHP 18 for agriculture, retail, and service
- A PHP 10 COLA increase upon effectivity and a PHP 10 increase in the basic pay on February 14, 2018 and a PHP 5, effective on May 1, 2018.
- A wage increase of PHP 15.
That’s the summary of changes that happened which were updated just this November of this year. To guide you, we’ve put up letters for you to have a point of checking and for you not to be confused on which region updated their rules and regulations.
If you’re wondering whether or not your region and sector had an update, just refer to the table above and the detailed guidelines for you to check and verify if there should be changes with your salary.