regional minimum wage

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.