real wage

Falling real wages, more expensive food (as of October 2023)

November 7, 2023

Inflation reportedly eased in October 2023, but Filipinos’ wages and incomes still have not been keeping up with the price increases.

Falling real wages, more expensive food (as of September 2023)

October 10, 2023

Recent oil price rollbacks barely offset the several weeks of hikes. Should government be proactive and carry out the removal of fuel excise taxes, Filipino families will have money to curb the domino effect on increasing costs of living expenses.

Falling wages, more expensive food (August 2023)

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.

Php170 wage hike only 16.2% of enterprise profits

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.

Minimum wages today worth less than 34 years ago, even Php164 wage hike not enough–IBON

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.

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages – IBON

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.

Growing clamor for wage hike echoes urgency, justness and doability — IBON

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.