P25 wage hike for National Capital Region workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has signed Wage Order No. NCR-22 which mandates the P25 increase in daily basic pay in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the integration of the P10 cost of living allowance (COLA) in the minimum wage, thus raising the daily pay in Metro Manila to P537. 

New minimum wage rates for workers in the agricultural, manufacturing sector with at most 10 workers, as well as retail and service sectors with at most 15 workers shall receive a minimum wage of P500 daily, from the previous P475.  Non-agricultural workers, meanwhile, will soon have a daily minimum wage of P537 from P512.

The Wage Order will take effect 15 days from publication in a newspaper of general circulation.