Department of Labor and Employment

Lower labor budget despite new agency

September 6, 2022

Despite a slowing economy that urgently needs stimulus for recovery, the proposed 2023 national budget gets the least increase in 20 years and mirrors the mispriorities of the Marcos Jr administration. The President and Vice President’s offices for instance get hefty increases as do infrastructure, debt servicing and defense. But crucial service-oriented areas such as […]

Substantial wage hike possible in NCR

October 26, 2018

“NCR firms have more than enough profits to support a Php238 minimum wage hike. The latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) reports that NCR firms (with 20 and over employees) had combined profits of Php903 billion in 2015 while giving an average daily basic pay […]

P125 wage hike increase necessary, possible and good for economy–IBON

September 20, 2016

Research group IBON said that the P125 across-the-board wage hike proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is necessary, possible and good for the economy. The group further said that the prices of goods and services do not have to rise and workers do not have to be laid off if employers accept […]