minimum wage

Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of January 2023

February 7, 2023

The January 2023 8.7% inflation continues to widen the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage. The minimum wage is highest in the NCR but the Php570 here has fallen to only 49.1% of the NCR family living wage of Php1,161. BARMM has the lowest minimum wage at Php341 and this is […]

Real wages fall as inflation spikes

June 9, 2022

Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.

Inflation makes NCR family living wage rise to Php1,087

May 5, 2022

The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.

Wage hike possible with transparency, gov’t support

April 9, 2022

If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.

Wage increase needed to avert only real wage decline in 36 years

April 1, 2022

If the Duterte administration does not give a large wage hike, it will finish its term with the only decline in real wages among all post-Marcos administrations over the past 36 years.

Strong economy? Falling real wages

July 25, 2021

The Philippines’ credit rating by Standard & Poor went up a notch from BBB/ Stable to BBB+ Stable this May, the highest recorded in history. But what use are rising credit ratings if working people still receive paltry wages?