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What is the Minimum Salary in the Philippines

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009

 
 

One of the biggest suffer of the laborers are when they faced problems regarding their salary. Because of the lack of information of people on the right minimum wage, some employers take advantage. Check if you are receiving enough salary on the tabulation below:

 

 DAILY MINIMUM WAGE RATES
National Capital Region (NCR)
a/
Per Wage Order No. NCR-14
Effective 14 June 2008

 

Sector/Industry

 

Minimum Wage under Wage Order No. NCR 13

 

Basic Wage Increase Under W.O. No. NCR 14

 

Cost of Living Allowance under W.O. NCR 14*

 

New Minimum Wage Rates

 

Non-Agriculture

 

P 362.00

 

P15.00

 

P 5.00

 

P 382.00

 

Agriculture (Plantation and Non Plantation )

 

P 325.00

 

P15.00

 

P 5.00

 

P 345.00

 

Private Hospitals with bed capacity of 100 or less

 

P 325.00

 

P15.00

 

P 5.00

 

P 345.00

 

Retail/Service Establishments employing 15 workers or less

 

P 325.00

 

P15.00

 

P 5.00

 

P 345.00

 

Manufacturing Establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers

 

P 325.00

 

P15.00

 

P 5.00

 

P 345.00

 

Source: National Wages and Productivity Commission

 

            * To be integrated into the basic wage on 28 August 2008.

 

a. Covers the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan , Taguig and Valenzuela and the Municipalities of Pateros.

 

b. Grants a P20.00 per day increase of P115.00 basic wage and P5.00 COLA to all minimum wage workers in the private sector in the region.

 

 

All rights of an Employee are amended by the law through the Labor Code of the Philippines Presidential Decree Number 442. Below are the brief summary of the wage rights of a laborer:

 

 

  • Time of Payment (Article 103)- The salary of an employee is received bi monthly. Meaning an employee will be receiving a salary twice a month at intervals not exceeding within 16 days.  

     

  • Minimum Wage Rates (Article 99, 120- 127)- All employees must received a minimum salary rate. The minimum rate may vary according to work location and work type (Agriculture and Non Agriculture)

     

  • Compulsory Coverage (Article 168)- All employees below 60 years old are entitled to get a standard deduction on salary, as part of the State Insurance Fund (SSS, GSIS, Phil-Health, and Tax).

     

  • Overtime Work (Article 87)- All employees must work not less than 8 hours a day, an additional payment will be paid for overtime work.

     

  • Compensation of Rest Day, Sunday, or Holiday (Article 93)- An additional 30% pay of his/her minimum wage should be given if one is permitted to work on his/her rest day or on holidays.

     

  • Night Shift Differential (Article 86)- An additional payment (10% wage per hour) is given for workers who will work between 10 pm to 6 am.

     

  • Presidential Decree 851­- Addressing that all Employers should pay a 13th pay to all its employees not later than December 24.

     

 

The government says that they are committed to ensure that all rights given to the laborers are being met. All laborers who suffer irregularities on their salary should reach out to the authorities to give definite punishment to their Employers.

 

 

 

 

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