The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Davao Region enjoins the household employers and their Kasambahay to attend the Public Hearing on the review of the minimum wage of domestic workers. This will be held on October 16, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 P.M. at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, Pichon Street, Davao City.

The Regional Board has been in the process of reviewing the current domestic workers’ minimum wage in the cities and provinces of Region XI and as part of the Board’s review process, the public hearing is set in order to hear the voice of the household employers and the domestic workers themselves before any wage adjustment may be determined. This is the time for the Regional Board to hear the views, comments and positions of the stakeholders of the Kasambahay Law. This is the first public hearing to be conducted in Region XI after the enactment of the Law in 2013. Before this public hearing was set, a series of consultations had been undertaken by the Board to generate insights from the different stakeholders and sectors involved in the employment of the kasambahay or household helpers.

 Focus group discussions were conducted among selected household employers and domestic workers to gather initial information and insights on the people’s awareness of the Kasambahay Law and to take a quick view on the conditions of the domestic workers in the region. A consultation meeting was also done together with concerned government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF),  PhilHealth, TESDA, and DILG before the setting of the public hearing.