New Minimum Wage Increase in NCR Effective November 22, 2018

On October 30, 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines issued a new wage order which states that an increase of twenty-five pesos (P25) will be added on the current minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines. This was published in local newspapers on November 7, 2018, which means the wage order will take effect 15 days after, which is on November 22, 2018.

New Rates

What will then be the new set of minimum wage rates?
For the Non-Agriculture sector or industry, the new minimum wage rate will become P537.00.
For other sectors such as Agriculture, or Retail / Service Establishments employing 15 workers or less, or for Manufacturing Establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers, the new minimum wage will become P500.00.


This will apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector in the region, regardless of their position, designation or status of employment and irrespective of the method by which they are paid.

However this Wage Order shall not cover kasambahay / domestic workers; persons in the personal service of another and workers of duly registered Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (or BMBEs) with Certificates of Authority pursuant to Republic Act No. 10644.


This minimum wage rate shall be for the normal working hours which shall not exceed eight (8) hours of work a day.


In cases where work is contracted out (such as for security, janitorial and similar services), the wage rates prescribed in this Order shall be borne or shouldered by the principals or clients of the service contractors, and the contract shall be deemed amended accordingly.

Workers Paid by Result

For workers that are paid by result, they are entitled to receive the prescribed wage rates per eight (8) hours of work a day, or a proportion thereof for working less than eight (8) hours.

The complete NCR Wage Order 22 issued by DOLE can be downloaded here:

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