Thursday, March 9, 2017

Minimum Wage Increase For Dumaguete

A local community Facebook page I follow -Hulagway ug Kasikas sa Dumaguete - posted an announcement yesterday that there will be a Php 13 increase in the minimum wage for the province of Negros Oriental. Dumaguete is the provincial capital.

This 13 peso increase now puts the minimum wage at 323 Philippine pesos a day. Read that sentence again. That's Php 323 a day.......not an hour, but a day.

At the current rate of exchange, that's $6.41 a day in U.S. currency. The minimum wage in this area of Philippines is less per day than the current U.S. minimum wage per hour, and we all know how far the U.S. minimum wage goes.

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