The minimum wage is a critical factor in ensuring that workers receive fair compensation for their labor. In the Philippines, minimum wage rates are determined by region, taking into account various factors such as the cost of living, inflation rates, and the economic condition of each area.
We will discuss in this article the minimum wage for Central Visayas Region VII.
Central Visayas: An Overview
Central Visayas, also known as Region VII, is one of the country’s administrative regions. It is located in the central part of the Philippines and comprises four provinces: Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. This region is known for its vibrant economy, tourism industry, and growing workforce.
Determining the Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in the Philippines is set through the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), which considers recommendations from Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs). These boards consist of representatives from labor, management, and the government, ensuring a balanced approach to wage setting. The process involves thorough consultations and assessments of various economic factors unique to each region.
Recommended: Minimum Wage in All Regions
Wage Order No. ROVII-24
Effective October 1, 2023, Wage Order No. ROVII-24 brings about a notable rise of P33 in Central Visayas, Region VII.
The updated minimum wage rates for both Class A to C areas now span from P420 to P468 for non-agricultural establishments and P415 to P458 for agricultural and non-agricultural establishments employing fewer than 10 workers.
Minimum Salary Central Visayas
|Classification||Areas Covered||Non- Agriculture Establishments||Agriculture and Non- Agriculture Establishments with Less Than 10 Workers|
|Class A||Cities of Carcar, Cebu, Danao, Lapulapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay, & Municipalities of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, San Fernando or Expanded Metro Cebu||P468.00||P458.00|
|Class B||Other Cities Not Covered Under Class A Bais, Bayawan, Bogo, Canlaon, Dumaguete, Guihulngan, Tagbilaran, Tanjay. Toledo||P430.00||P425.00|
|Class C||Other Municipalities Not Covered Under Class A and Class B||P420.00||P415.00|
Providing for a Minimum Wage Increase in Region VII