The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that the recently approved wage hike in Metro Manila and Western Visayas will be implemented on June 3 after the orders were confirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission.

Earlier, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of Metro Manila granted a wage increase of ₱33, pushing the capital region’s new minimum wage rate to ₱570 for workers in the non-agriculture and ₱533 for agriculture sectors.

Meanwhile, the RTWPB of Western Visayas also approved the ₱55 to ₱110 hike for workers with employers having more than 10 workers as well as those with 10 or less. 

Moreover, the Western Visayas wage board also granted an increase of P95 for workers in the agriculture sector, increasing the daily minimum wage to ₱410. 

Ronald Espartinez