November 7, 2023
Inflation reportedly eased in October 2023, but Filipinos’ wages and incomes still have not been keeping up with the price increases.
October 5, 2023
Even with the recent wage hike approvals in some regions, the nominal minimum wage falls below the living wage for a family of five to meet their basic needs.
October 5, 2023
The 6.1% inflation shows the Marcos Jr administration’s failure to effectively address soaring prices and help poor and vulnerable Filipinos cope.
September 5, 2023
The pockets of workers, producers, and ordinary households will keep hurting as long as only token wage hikes and token price controls are implemented.
August 8, 2023
The NCR minimum wage still falls short of the regional family living wage (FLW) despite the recent wage hike. Across the regions, minimum wages are likewise insufficient compared to the regional FLW. The biggest FLW-nominal wage gap is in BARMM with only Php341 in nominal wages versus a Php1,947 FLW.
July 7, 2023
The NCR and regional nominal wages fall short of the regional family living wage estimates. The BARMM still has the widest gap between the regional minimum wage (Php341) and the regional family living wage (Php1949).
June 21, 2023
The minimum wage falls far behind the family living wage even with the decline in headline inflation for May, especially across regions. Substantial hikes are needed to close this gap so that Filipino workers and their families can meet their basic needs.
May 9, 2023
The decline in headline inflation for April did little to close the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage, especially across regions.
March 10, 2023
Inflation in areas outside NCR has gone down slightly to 8.5% in February. Yet, with minimum wages unchanged, the gap with the family living wage is still widening across the regions — with the worst shortfall in BARMM where the minimum wage is just 17.5% of the family living wage.