Summary of Wage Legislations Granting Cost of Living Allowance
(1974 - 1987)

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EFFECTIVITY DATE

ORDER/ ACT/ DECREE

COVERAGE

COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE

NON-
AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

 PLANTATION

 NON-
PLANTATION

01 Aug. 1974 PD 525   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P500 and are not paid emergency allowance in accordance with LOI 174      
     Establishments with capitalization of more than P1M
50.00 a/
50.00 a/
 50.00 a/
     Establishments with capitalization of more than P100,000 but not exceeding P1M
30.00 a/
 30.00 a/
  30.00 a/
     Establishments with capitalization of P100,000 or less
15.00 a/
 15.00 a/
 15.00 a/
01 May 1977
PD 1123
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P600
 60.00/mo. a/
 60.00 a/
 60.00 a/
01 Apr 1979
PD 1614
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,000
 60.00/mo. b/
 40.00/mo.b/
 20.00/mo.b/
01 Sept.1979
PD 1634
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,500
 60.00/mo. b/
 60.00/mo.b/
 Exempted
01 Jan. 1980
PD 1634
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of more than P1,500
30.00/mo. b/
 30.00/mo.b/
 -
20 Feb. 1980
PD 1678   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,500
  2.00/day b/
 1.50/day b/
 1.50/day b/
18 Aug. 1980
PD 1713   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,500
 60.00/mo. b/
 45.00/mo.b/
 30.00/mo.b/
22 Mar 1981 WO No. 1   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,500
 2.00/day c/
 1.50/day c/
 1.00/day c/
06 July 1983 WO No. 2   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 1.50/day c/
.50/day c/
 -
01 Oct. 1983 WO No. 2   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 1.00/day c/
 1.00/day c/
 1.00/day c/
01 Nov. 1983
WO No. 3   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 3.00/day c/
 2.50/day c/
 1.00/day c/
01 Dec. 1983
WO No. 4   All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 1.50/day c/
 1.00/day c/
 1.00/day c/
16 June 1984
WO No. 5
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 5.00/day c/
 3.5/day c/
2.00/day c/
01 Nov. 1984
WO No. 6
  All private workers receiving a monthly salary of not more than P1,800
 3.00/day c/
 2.00/day c/
 1.50/day c/

a/ Integrated into the basis pay of all covered workers pursuant to PD 1751, effective January 1, 1981.

b/ Integrated into the basic pay of all covered workers pursuant to Wage Order No. 4, Effective May 1, 1984.

c/ Integrated into the basic pay of all covered workers pursuant to executive Order No. 178, effective May 1, 1987 for COLAs    under WO Nos. 1 & 2, October 1, 1987 for COLAs under WO No. 3 and January 1, 1988 for COLAs under WO Nos. 5 & 6