Minimum wage earners in Region XII received a basic wage increase of P16 to P18 upon effectivity of Wage Order No. XII-20 on May 11, 2018. This brings the new minimum wage to P311 in non-agriculture and P290 in agriculture/retail/ service establishments.
The new wage order allows exemption only for retail/service establishments regularly employing not more than ten (10) workers and establishments adversely affected by natural calamities and human-induced disasters.
Wage Order No. RXII-20 was issued on April 13, 2018 and was published in Brigada News Philippines on April 26, 2018.