The minimum monthly wage of domestic helpers in Metro Manila has been increased from the current P5,000 to P6,000, according to Inquirer.
This follows an order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB).
Outside of Metro Manila, the new minimum pay for domestic helpers will now range from P3,500 in the Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao to P5,500 in Central Visayas.
There are some 200,000 domestic helpers in the National Capital Region (NCR), about 60 per cent of whom live in their employers’ homes, based on figures from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
On Wednesday, a new report in Singapore highlighted the prevalence of emotional abuse of domestic helpers in the city-state, many of whom hail from the Philippines.