THE minimum wage in Central Visayas region is set to go up by P18 to a range of P331 to P404 per day.
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) approved the P18 adjustment on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This will be submitted for approval by the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC).
After NWPC approval, the wage board said Wage Order ROVII-22 will be published in newspapers. The new rate will take effect 15 days after publication.
This latest adjustment was approved 15 months after the previous wage order took effect on August 3, 2018.
Covered by this adjustment are minimum wage earners in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
Workers in the non-agriculture sector and in those establishments employing less than 10 people in Class A cities and municipalities will get the highest rate of P404 in the region.
These areas are the cities of Carcar, Cebu, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay, and the towns of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Workers in the agriculture sector will see their rates adjusted to up to P386 per day.
Those in Class B areas are set to receive P366 minimum wage per day. Under this category are the cities of Toledo and Bogo, and the rest of towns in Cebu province except those on Bantayan and Camotes Islands.
Workers in Class C and D areas are set to get P356 and P341, respectively.
Under Class C are the cities and towns in Bohol and Negros Oriental provinces. Class D areas are the towns in Siquijor province and on the islands of Bantayan and Camotes. (Ventures Cebu)