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NCR to Increase Daily Minimum Wage to PhP610 for Establishments with Above 15 Employees and PhP573 for those below

New daily minimum wage in NCR is about to be implemented. On 27 June 2023, the National Capital Region (NCR) Wage Board announced the approval of a PHP40 hike in the daily minimum wage for private sector workers in the region. Under Wage Order No. NCR-24 on 26 June 2023, there will be an increase of PhP40.00 for the non-agriculture sector. This brings the daily minimum wage in the region from P570.00 to PhP610.00. For the agriculture sector, service and retail establishments [...]

Minimum Wage Exemption Under the BMBE Law

Post-lockdown scenarios on account of the COVID-19 pandemic present us the return to hyper business activities. In turn, demand for work can be on the rise. For years, most Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) did not issue minimum wage orders most likely to tide the effects of COVID-19 on businesses. With the re-opened economy, employees are up and about marching in throngs during office hours. The concern on increase in minimum wages is becoming a trend. In fact, some [...]

How to Correct Wage Distortion

Wage Distortion is a situation where an increase in prescribed wage rates results in the elimination or severe contraction of intentional quantitative differences in wage or salary rates between and among employee groups in an establishment as to effectively obliterate the distinctions embodied in such wage structure based on skills, length of service, or other logical bases of differentiation. Wage distortion means the disappearance or virtual disappearance of pay differentials between lower and higher positions in an enterprise because of [...]

NCR RTWPB Issued Wage Order No. 23 Raising the Daily Minimum Wage to PhP570 – PDF Copy

Acquire Mastery of HR/Labor Doctrines, Rules and Principles with Atty. Elvin’s HR Bundle Books at Discounted Rate The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of NCR issued Wage Order No. NCR-23 on 13 May 2022 that granted a wage increase of PhP33 bringing the new minimum wage rate to PhP570 and PhP533 for workers in the non-agriculture and agriculture sectors, respectively. This is set to take effect 4 June 2022. This came after several petitions were filed to increase the [...]

Sample Computation of Wage and Benefits Under NCR Wage Order No. 23

The RTWPB of NCR has issued Wage Order No. 23 increasing the NCR minimum wage by PhP33.000 per day making the new minimum for non-agricultural sector at PhP570.00. With the increase in the minimum wage, business owners may be interested to see the picture of how it would look like in numbers. Below are the illustrations of this projected implementation although the wage order still has to take effect following the completion of its publication. Reportedly, it shall take effect 4 [...]

Sample Computation of Holiday Pay Under the New NCR Wage Order 23 Mandating P33 Additional Wage

The NCR RTWPB has approved the additional daily minimum wage of PhP33.00 making the NCR daily minimum wage PhP570.00 How will the additional wage impact on computation for the work on regular holiday? Let us consider the upcoming 12 June 2022 holiday being independence day. Based on the usual pay rules, here is a sample computation of pay using a fictional scenario applying the daily rate of PhP570.00: Ms. Julie Henderson is a Waitress of Murana Marumifa Foodhouse located in NCR with [...]

Minimum Wage in NCR 2018 per Wage Order No. NCR 22

Minimum Wage in NCR is now P537.00 per day. The increase has been anticipated for months with petitions to hike the prevailing rate. Secretary Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment announced the P25.00 increase in the basic daily wage in NCR. The increase highlights the integration of the P10.00 of the cost of living allowance (COLA) in the minimum wage under the previous wage order. Bello said that the NCR Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) [...]

Minimum Wage 2018 CAR 1 Ilocos

Minimum wage covering the areas of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan and Cities of Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Candon, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos and Alaminos has been updated per Wage Order No. RBI-19. This was issued on 24 November 2017 and published on 10 January 2018 at The City Bulletin. The Current Daily Minimum Wage Rates for Region I (Ilocos), Per Wage Order No. RB 1-19 which shall be effective January 25, 2018, is as follows: Learn How [...]

Minimum Wage Increase in NCR of Additional P21 per Day

Minimum wage in NCR has reportedly increased by P21 per day. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) reported that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) has approved the increase for Metro Manila minimum-wage earners. Allegedly, the NCR Wage Board approved the P21 daily wage increase on top of the existing P491 daily minimum wage in Metro Manila. Thus, the new daily minimum wage will become P512 effective in October. This is an unofficial pronouncement as [...]


Based on this new NCR daily minimum wage of P491.00, how is the monthly equivalent computed? Some employers refer to either 22 days or 26 days, depending on whether they require work on a Saturday or not. The proper way to determine is to use the factor or divisor. Thus, the equivalent monthly minimum wage shall depend upon the number of days considered as days worked in a year. This is known as the factor. Thus, factors like 313 days, 365 [...]

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