Minimum Wage and Salary

2 July 2023 – Economists see wage hikes stoking inflation

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2023
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8 Apr 2022 – What is wrong with minimum wage fixing and implementation?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2022

By Ruben D. Torres IN a period of more than three years, the minimum wages of workers in the private sector have not changed. The last minimum wage adjustment was in December 2019, issued by the regional board of BARMM. For the National Capital Region, the last wage order was issued in November 2018. During…

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Wages, salaries of agri workers down in 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2021

by Catherine Talavera – The Philippine Star, 24 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The average basic wage and salary paid to the country’s agriculture workers declined by 1.6 percent last year, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.

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17 Dec 21021 – Filipino family of 5 needs P12,082 to cover basic needs in first half of 2021: PSA

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

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Makabayan Senate bets to push for increase in minimum wage, pensions if elected

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2021

by Xave Gregorio – Philstar.com, 11 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Changing the government’s response to COVID-19, hiking wages nationwide, ending contractualization and investigating corruption allegations against President Rodrigo Duterte are some of the policies that Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares and Kilusang Mayo Uno chairperson Bong Labog will pursue should they get elected as…

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DTI unit hikes worker coverage for 13th-month loan

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 3 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has increased the maximum number of employees per company that can be covered by a loan facility to help firms finance the mandatory 13th month pay.

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1,300 firms fail to give workers’ 13th-month pay

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star, 22 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Around 1,300 establishments failed to provide their employees with the mandated 13th-month pay, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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Minimum wage rates remain frozen due to fear of more retrenchment

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2021

BY SAMUEL P. MEDENILLA, 10 Sep 2021 The construction industry, which accounts for some 4.2 million workers, is normalizing slowly amid renewed caution over a possible variant-driven spike in Covid-19 cases. Construction industry players said they would rather focus on preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace. In photo, workers are busy rushing…

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Most businesses can’t advance 13th month pay – ECOP

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 17 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) said it would be difficult for most businesses, particularly micro enterprises, to advance the 13th month pay of employees amid challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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13 June 2021 – Government to keep close watch on evolving wage dynamics

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 13 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Monetary authorities have vowed to keep a close watch on evolving wage dynamics and its ability to influence price movements as the country’s jobless rate improves with the ongoing recovery from the recession.

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6 years ago today I raised my company’s min wage to $70k. Fox News called me a socialist whose employees would be on bread lines.

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2021

6 years ago today I raised my company's min wage to $70k. Fox News called me a socialist whose employees would be on bread lines. Since then our revenue tripled, we're a Harvard Business School case study & our employees had a 10x boom in homes bought. Always invest in people. pic.twitter.com/o7Ca7I4b7e — Dan Price…

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No P100 wage hike for workers nationwide

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 30 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other areas in the country are not getting any increase in their daily take home pay, at least for now.

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Bayanihan 3’s wage subsidy to benefit 1.6M workers: DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 8 Feb 2021 MANILA – Some 1.6 million workers and around 30,000 establishments will benefit from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) suggestion for a wage subsidy under the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act or Bayanihan 3.

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IMF economist backs increase in U.S. minimum wage, sees argument for slow phase-in

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2021

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Nearly half of America’s states are increasing their minimum wage in 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2021

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10 Oct 2020 – Senators, workers hit plan to defer 13th month payment

Published by rudy Date posted on October 10, 2020

by Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), 10 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Senators and organized labor hit yesterday the proposal of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to allow distressed employers to defer the release of the 13th month pay to their workers.

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DOLE eyeing to allow delay in payout of 13th-month bonus by ‘distressed’ firms

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is considering to let companies and businesses “distressed” by the COVID-19 pandemic to defer its payout of the 13th-month bonus of their workers.

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27 Aug 2020 – Philippines among countries with lowest average wage

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2020

By JON VIKTOR D. CABUENAS, GMA News, 27 Aug 2020 The average wage in the Philippines is among the lowest in the world as of August 2020, data compiled by e-commerce platform Picodi revealed.

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PH’s P15,200 average salary among lowest in 110 countries – survey

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2020

By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu, INQINQUIRER.net, 25 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ average salary of P15,200 was ranked as among the lowest in 110 countries surveyed by think-tank Picordi.com.

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What harm do minimum wages do?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2020

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Understanding the global decline in the labor income share

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2020

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Minimum wages, available workforce & individual income taxes for all countries and territories in China’s Belt & Road Initiative

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2020

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DOLE, BSP support e-payment of wages for financial inclusion

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2019

by Angelica Y. Yang/BM, GMA News, 20 Nov 2019 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expressed support for the e-payment of wages in formal accounts for private-sector workers in a joint forum with the labor sector on Monday.

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Phl wage growth slowest in ASEAN

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2019

by Elfren S. Cruz (The Philippine Star), 10 Nov 2019 The Philippines has the slowest real wage growth among the major countries in ASEAN. One reason for this is that in other countries and World Bank economists, real wage growth translates to increase in purchasing power and a more equitable and prosperous economy. Here in…

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Supreme Court rules: Gov’t nurses should be salary grade 15

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2019

PHILIPPINES But the High Court says it cannot compel the government to implement the adjustment to the new salary grade because this needs another law for the budget Lian Buan, Rappler, 9 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines – After 4 years, government nurses finally won their case when the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that their salary…

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Are wages rising, falling, or stagnating?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2019

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Govt to seek workers’ input on minimum-wage scheme

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Jul 15, 2019 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to conduct its stakeholder consultation next week for the ongoing review of the country’s minimum- wage setting scheme.

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Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2019

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MMDA vows to push for hazard pay, benefits of traffic enforcers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2019

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 15, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has vowed to push for the granting of hazard pay and more benefits for the agency’s traffic enforcers.

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Focus on ‘just’ living wage rather than minimum salary – senators

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2019

By VANNE ELAINE P. TERRAZOLA, Manila Bulletin, Apr 30, 2019 Senators believed that the government should look into granting workers a “just” living wage, instead of just raising the minimum daily salaries.

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