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A substantial wage hike is necessary and urgent especially as the current mandated minimum wage in Metro Manila falls far short of providing for decent living, said research group IBON Foundation.
According to the group, the gap between the mandated minimum wage and the family living wage (FLW) in the NCR has been widening in the last decade. At the end of 2001, there was a gap of Php244 between the Php265 minimum wage and the Php509 family living wage – placing the minimum wage at just 52% of the FLW. This gap widened over the next ten years to reach P567 by end-2011, between the Php426 minimum wage and the Php993 FLW – or a minimum wage of just 43% of the FLW. The family living for 2011 is inflated using NCR commodity price index since September 2008 (the last time that the National Wages Productivity Commission released an FLW estimate).Read more →