The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR), has issued and approved Wage Order No. NCR-DW-02, which provides for the New Monthly Minimum Wage for Domestic Workers/Kasambahay in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Said issuance mandates for an additional One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P1,500) from its previous rate of Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P3,500), giving a total of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000) as the new monthly minimum wage for Domestic Workers in NCR. It is based upon the collegial decision of the Board after conducting a thorough wage review on the socio-economic conditions in the region, needs of domestic workers and their families, prevailing wage rates, capacity of the employers to pay, including those relevant data affecting the interests of both employers and domestic workers. Series of public consultations and hearing in the metropolitan were also conducted to ensure that all their concerns and insights are taken into consideration.

The new Order shall apply to all Domestic Workers/Kasambahay in NCR, whether on a live-in or live-out arrangement. Said wage order was published on newspaper last December 18, 2019 at the Philippine Star, effective January 2, 2020.

For details, visit the link to Wage Order No. NCR-DW-02 at the DOLE-NWPC website: https://nwpc.dole.gov.ph/regionandwages/national-capital-region/.

END / Kim Lagcao