MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22.
In a press briefing, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the latest salary increase of National Capital Region (NCR) employees will be effective 15 days after the order has been published in a newspaper of general circulation.
“It will take effect in November 22, it was published on November 7,” he said.
At the same time, the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NPWC) clarified reports that the effectivity of the Order is on Nov. 22 and not Nov. 27 as earlier reported.
On Nov. 5, the DOLE reported that the Regional Tripartite Productivity and Wages Board (RTPWB)-NCR has approved the wage increase for minimum wage in the private sector.
The increase makes the minimum salary from PHP512 to PHP537.
According to Wage Order No. NCR-22, the salary adjustment covers non-agriculture workers and those in the retail/service establishments.
For those who are employing 15 workers or less, and manufacturing establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers, the new minimum wage rate would be PHP500 from the current PHP475. (PNA)