Pay hike for ‘kasambahay’ | Inquirer News

Pay hike for ‘kasambahay’

12:30 AM January 27, 2016

ILOILO CITY—Domestic helpers in Western Visayas will soon enjoy higher monthly salaries.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has approved new minimum wage rates for the “kasambahay” in the region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced last week.


In a wage order approved on Dec. 20 last year, the board raised by P500 the minimum monthly pay of domestic helpers, or from P2,000 to P2,500 for cities and first-class municipalities (annual income: over P450 million) and from P1,000 to P1,500 per month in other municipalities, according to the DOLE statement.

The order will take effect once it is affirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission and 15 days after it is published in a newspaper of regional circulation, according to Salome Siaton, officer in charge of DOLE Western Visayas. Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Inquirer Visayas


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: domestic helper, helper, Iloilo City, kasambahay, maid, pay hike, salary, salary hike
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.