Beginning September 1, minimum wage earners in Region XI will receive an increase in their basic pay per day amounting to P21.00 under Wage Order No. RBXI-16.
The new wage hike will bring up the minimum wage levels in the region from P234-P265 to P255-P286 inclusive of the P15.00 Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) under Wage Order No. RBXI-16.
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board for Region XI (RTWPB-XI) granted the wage increase after a series of public hearings in the cities of Davao, Digos, Mati and Tagum.
Wage Order No. RBXI-16 was published last August 17,2010 at SunStar Davao, a local newspaper circulated in the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.