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RTWPB 10 Issues New Wage Order in Region 10

RTWPB 10 Issues New Wage Order in Region 10

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, Region 10 (RTWPB-10) issues Wage Order No. RX-19, covering workers and employees in the private sector throughout Region 10.

The new wage order provides the following increases: PhP 15.00 for Wage Category I; PhP 13.00 for Wage Category II; PhP 10.00 for Wage Category III; and PhP 8.00 for Wage Category IV.

In all wage categories, a P5.00 Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is given and will be integrated in the basic wage effective December 1, 2017. The new minimum wage rates are as follows:

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MWR – Minimum Wage Rate

Effective December 1, 2017, the COLA shall be integrated into the basic wage, to wit:

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MWR – Minimum Wage Rate

In this new wage order, the municipalitiy of Opol is re-classified from Wage Category III to II, while Laguindingan Municipality from Wage Category IV to III, due to their greater economic vibrancy and dynamism.

The above wage order does not cover persons in personal service of another, domestic workers or kasambahays under Republic Act No. (RA) 10361, and workers of Barangay Micro Business Enterprise registered under the Go Negosyo Act (RA10644).

The amount of increase is consistent with the policy of the government to promote economic growth by augmenting the income of the workers, and taking into the account the viability of the business and industry.

Wage Order No. RX-19 was published on July 1, 2017 at Mindanao Daily News and will be effective on July 16, 2017. (DOLE)