The Board would like to announce that the second tranche of increase under Wage Order No. RB XI-20 will take effect on February 16, 2019. The new wage order took effect on August 16, 2018 for its first tranche. The new prescribed wage rates under this Wage Order shall apply to all workers and employees in the private sector receiving the minimum wage in Davao Region, regardless of position, designation or status of employment and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid.

No exemption from compliance under this Wage Order shall be allowed.  However, in case of a calamity, the Board may accept applications for exemption for establishments adversely affected by calamities such as natural and/or human-induced disasters subject to the NWPC Guidelines No. 02, series of 2007 as amended by NWPC Resolution  No. 01, series of 2014.   The deadline of application for exemption was on November 26, 2018.

The new wage order may be downloaded at the website of DOLE-XI, RTWPBXI Facebook Account and at  For more inquiries, you may call the RTWPB-XI Secretariat at telephone numbers (082) 224-2027 and (082) 222-4652.