August 8, 2023
The inflation rate being lower in July 2023 means prices went up slower for some commodities. From July 2022-2023 the price of rice, several vegetables and fishes became costlier, still hurting the pockets of poor, lower-income and middle class families.
March 10, 2023
A decrease in inflation doesn’t mean that prices are going down — only that prices aren’t going up as fast as before. Even if inflation declined slightly in February to 8.6%, the real value of the NCR minimum wage keeps falling as the price of food and other basic goods and services keeps going up.
December 7, 2022
As prices continue to increase and the minimum wage worth much less, wage hike and substantial cash aid should be prioritized.
November 9, 2022
The National Capital Region’s nominal wage is now worth much less and unable to buy the same amount of basic needs such as food as before. Calls for wage increase and cash aid are more than ever justified.
October 14, 2022
Despite a recent wage hike, real wages for many Filipinos are declining amid high food prices.