Maid’s salary increase expected in December

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Household helpers may expect a P1,500 salary increase before the end of the year, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the Regional Wage Board has approved the P5,000 minimum wage for household helpers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The official added that the Department is just waiting for its formal implementation.

“Iyong regional Tripartite Wage Board here in Metro Manila submitted a wage adjustment of, I think P1,500 for Metro Manila,” Bello explained.

“So what originally was P3,500 for our Kasambahay in Metro Manila it is now P5,000,” he added.

Bello, again, reminded employers to complete all the benefit privileges accorded to the household helpers such as SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG. MNP (with details from Aiko Miguel)

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