Davao City – Atty. Bienvenido D. Cariaga, one of the board members of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-XI (RTWPB-XI) passed away on April 21, 2021 at 10:00 PM at his residence in Davao City.  He was born on January 17, 1939.   Atty. Bienvenido D. Cariaga once served as the President and Chairman of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) and had been part of the RTWPB-XI as Management Representative since 1994.  During his term, he helped the Board craft 16 wage orders including the latest Wage Order No. RB XI-20 dated June 27, 2018, which increased the minimum wage in Region 11 by P56.00, the highest increase in the entire Philippines.  His knowledge, expertise and experience of the law was of invaluable help to the Board especially in the process of minimum wage determination. His presence in the Board will be greatly missed.

A memento taken on July 22, 2019 with RTWPB-XI members from Left to Right: Mr. Rulfo Asis, Atty. Bienvenido D. Cariaga, Ms. Virginia T. Camus, former DOLE-XI Regional Director Raymundo Agravante, DTI-XI RD Maria Belenda Ambi, and NEDA-XI RD Maria Lourdes Lim.