September 5, 2023
Prices have increased in August and are still going up. With no proper regulation, insufficient or no direct support for small producers and no corresponding improvement in consumers’ purchasing power, things may be worse in September.
June 7, 2023
The family living wage is Php1,160 as of May 2023. However, minimum wages since wage regionalization in 1989 don’t just fall far short of the ever rising living wage — they haven’t even kept up with inflation.
May 26, 2023
After 34 years the real value of the minimum wage has fallen 28% on average across all regions nationwide. This strengthens the argument for reverting to a nationally mandated wage hike.
April 28, 2023
Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the official poverty threshold for a family of five.
March 31, 2023
Recently proposed legislation and petitions for a wage hike affirm that this is urgent, just and doable. Amid the poor jobs situation, low incomes and high prices, the minimum wage has not been enough for many Filipino families to live decently.
March 6, 2023
It’s perplexing for the economic team to speak about workers and their wages as if they are a burden to the economy. It’s people who most of all create value in the economy and for whom the economy is for.
March 4, 2023
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.
August 1, 2021