House eyes bigger wage hike of up to P350 a day

Jeanette Andrade 02/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is considering a daily minimum wage hike for all private sector workers higher than the P100 proposed by the Senate, including a bill seeking a P350 increase. In a statement…

Lawmaker proposes gradual 3-year wage hike for private workers

02/22/2024

A lawmaker on Wednesday proposed gradually increasing the minimum daily wage for private sector workers by P100 over three years. Manila Rep. Joel Chua believes this approach would be manageable for businesses still recovering from the pandemic.…

P100 daily wage hike bill approved on final reading

Charie Abarca 02/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate’s approval on its third and final reading brings the landmark bill, which proposes a P100 increase in the daily minimum wage for private sector workers, one step closer to becoming law. Senate…

‘Moderate the greed,’ Zubiri tells big firms opposing wage hike

Jerome Aning, Marlon Ramos 02/17/2024

Addressing concerns raised by a business group regarding the P100 legislated wage hike, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri emphasized the need to “moderate the greed” among large corporations. The Senate already passed the wage hike bill on…

Senate approves P100 wage hike for private workers on 2nd reading

TIna Santos 02/15/2024

The Senate passed on Wednesday a significant bill that requires a P100 increase in the daily minimum wage for private sector workers. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri described it as a Valentine’s Day gift to workers, with…

Bill pushing P100 daily wage hike gets Senate nod on 2nd reading

Charie Abarca 02/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill pushing for a P100-daily minimum wage hike for private sector workers.  Senate Bill No. 2534 under Committee Report No. 190 was unanimously approved during…

Labor groups rally against Charter change, call for wage hike instead

Dexter Cabalza 01/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Labor groups are joining the opposition against Charter change (Cha-cha), with one group urging lawmakers to prioritize passing a law for a P150 wage hike for private sector workers. The Federation of Free Workers (FFW)…

DOLE: Wage hike in 2024 possible but boards make final say

Angeline Marcelino 12/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma said there is always a possibility for wage increases in 2024 but that the final decision rests on the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards…

Over 123,000 Filipinos benefit from Taiwan wage hike — Meco chief

John Eric Mendoza 12/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Over 123,000 Filipino factory workers in Taiwan are expected to benefit from the country’s landmark minimum wage law starting January 1, 2024, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) chairman Silvestre Bello III said on…

‘Kasambahay’ in NCR to get P500 monthly wage hike starting 2024

Adrian Parungao 12/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Domestic workers in Metro Manila are set to receive a P500 increase to their monthly wage rate, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. According to the DOLE, the Regional Tripartite Wages and…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Body of man found dumped in Camp 7, Minglanilla

CDN Digital 09/19/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, September 11. Body of man found dumped in Camp 7, Minglanilla A man’s body was…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Workers in Central Visayas to get P33 daily pay raise

CDN Digital 09/14/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, September 14. Workers in Central Visayas to get P33 daily pay raise starting next month…

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