Byline: Joel B. Escovilla and Francis Allan L. Angelo
THE WAGE boards of Davao and Western Visayas have raised their regions' daily minimum wage levels by P21 and P15, respectively, in the wake of Metro Manila's own P22 increase which took effect on July 1.
The increases pale in comparison to the P75 sought by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and the P125 sought by the Kilusang Mayo Uno.
Specifically, the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Davao region has approved a P21 increase to the existing P255 for agriculture and P265 for non-agriculture workers, which have been in place since June 2008. Historically, Davao has had …