DOLE reviewing proposed P100 wage hike in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-6 has started reviewing the proposed P100 salary hike for workers in Western Visayas.

“We hope to gather insights that will shape policies that are grounded in the actual needs of the workers and the current economic situation and give us an idea of how to approach and address wage concerns,” said DOLE-6 Director Sixto Rodriguez Jr.


PRIVATE and government sectors conduct consultation on the proposed P100 wage hike for workers in Western Visayas.  (DOLE-6 PIO)


The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-6 kicked off consultations between the business community and workers here.

The Iloilo Pepsi Cola Workers Independent Union (IPCWIU) filed the petition recently.

It said the 6.8 percent inflation rate in June has negatively impacted the value of workers’ daily salary as the purchasing power of the money they have earned has decreased.

The group also noted the increase in transportation costs, especially when most public transportation is gradually shifting from the old traditional jeepneys to mini-buses.

Mini-bus fare is more expensive that traditional jeepneys.

However, many business owners in Iloilo are cautioning RTWPB-6 from approving the wage hike as it can slow down businesses.

RTWPB-6 will also conduct consultations with business sectors and laborers in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental provinces.