Retail and service establishments employing 10 workers and less in the Cagayan Valley Region were granted a P12.50 increase in their daily minimum wage, effective July 1, 2020. This places their minimum wage at P345. This is the second tranche of their wage increase under Wage Order No. RTWPB-02-20. The first tranche, of the same amount, was given upon the wage order’s effectivity last March 16.
Also, the Implementing Rules of Wage Order No. RB 02-20 and Wage Order No. RB-02-DW-03 were approved by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on June 29, 2020. Both IRRs were published in the Northern Digest on July 12 and July 19, respectively. RB 02 is now accepting applications for exemption for establishments adversely affected by calamities.