regional minimum wage
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.
Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of January 2023
February 7, 2023
The January 2023 8.7% inflation continues to widen the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage. The minimum wage is highest in the NCR but the Php570 here has fallen to only 49.1% of the NCR family living wage of Php1,161. BARMM has the lowest minimum wage at Php341 and this is […]
Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of November 2022
December 6, 2022
The November 8% inflation pushes the family living wage higher up in all of the country’s regions while minimum wages remain insufficient – even the highest at Php570 in the NCR. Addressing this and the rampancy of low-paying informal jobs should be a top concern as legislative sessions draw to a close.
Minimum wage vs family living wage per region
November 29, 2022
NCR has the highest minimum wage in the country – but is still just 50.3% of the family living wage. The gap is even larger on the rest of the country. The worst is on BARMM where the minimum wage is only 17.9% of the family living wage there.
Wage hike possible with transparency, gov’t support
April 9, 2022
If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.