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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GOOD NEWS: RTWPB approved NEW wage increase in Cordillera Administrative Region

(Wowcordillera) - Workers in some parts of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will receive minimum wage increase this year as the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) announced it approved an increase of their minimum wage rate.

Augusto Aquillo, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Secretary said  his office had already received a confirmation about the proposed new minimum wage increase.

Aquillo said, the minimum wage rate increase will not be the same to all provinces.  The Department of Labor and Employment will convene on May 24 to explain the approved daily minimum wage increase.

The secretary further explained that workers who are receiving a salary of P285 per day will get an increase of P15 while those workers getting less than P285 will get an increase of P25 per day.

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The new wage order will set an increase of the daily minimum wage rate of workers in the region to P15 making a total salary rate of P300 per day from the previous salary of 285. This covers Baguio, La Trinidad and some parts of Benguet.

The wage order will be effective on June 5, 2017.

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By Alex.


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