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.
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.
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.