Two more regional wage boards have approved a increases in the existing minimum wage rates in Region 4-B (Mimaropa) and Region 12 (Soccsksargen).
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) spokesman Rolly Francia announced that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) for Regions 4-B, granted a P35-raise in the prevailing minimum wage rate in Mimaropa, thus bringing the rate to P329 a day for private sector workers in establishments with less than 10 employees, and P355 a day for those working in companies with 10 or more employees.
Francia said the RTWPB also granted a monthly increase P1,000 in the take-home pay of domestic workers in Region 4-B, bringing their mandated monthly salary to P4,500.
On the other hand, the wage board for Region 12 ordered a P32-minimum wage hike to be given in two tranches, the first half of P16 to take effect upon approval of the order, and the second half of P16 to be given on September 1, 2022.
With the salary adjustment, the new minimum wage rate in Region 12 is now P368 for the non-agriculture sector, and P347 for agricultural establishments.
Meanwhile, the RTWPB 2 also granted a P1,000 raise for domestic workers in the monthly wage of domestic workers or kasambahay in the Cagayan Valley.
Earlier, the RTWPBs in the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 1 (Ilocos Region), 2 (Cagayan Valley), 6 (Western Visayas), and Region 12 (Caraga) have also approved increases in the salaries of minimum wage workers in these areas.