The minimum wage in CALABARZON, as in any region, plays a crucial role in ensuring that workers can support themselves and their families while also contributing to the region’s economic growth.
The issue of minimum wage is a crucial aspect of labor rights and economic policy in any country. In the Philippines, the minimum wage varies from region to region, reflecting the cost of living and economic conditions of each area.
In this article, we will delve into the minimum wage in CALABARZON, a prominent economic region in the Philippines.
What is CALABARZON?
CALABARZON, short for Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, is a region located in the southern part of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines. It is known for its diverse economic activities, ranging from manufacturing and agriculture to services and tourism.
Minimum Wage in Calabarzon
Wage Order No. IVA-20
Under Wage Order No. IVA-20, there will be wage increases ranging from P35 to P50, resulting in revised minimum wage rates in Region IV-A as follows:
- In the non-agriculture sector, the minimum wage will range from P385 to P520.
- In the agriculture sector, it will range from P385 to P479.
- For retail and service establishments employing not more than 10 workers, the minimum wage will be P385.
These adjustments are mandated by Wage Order No. IVA-20 will become effective on September 24, 2023.
Here is a PDF Copy of the Wage Order No. IV A-20
Wage Order No. IVA-19
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board IV-A published Wage Order No. IVA-19 on June 14, 2022, granting a P3-P49 increase in the daily minimum wage of workers in private establishments in Region IV-A Calabarzon upon its effectivity on June 30, 2022.
A second tranche would be given 6 months after the 1st tranche, where workers shall receive an increase of up to P48 per day.
Also Read: Minimum Wage Philippines 2023 in All Regions
Here is a PDF copy of the Wage Order n. IV-A 19.