Ms. Maris Tabusares, Labor and Employment Officer III of RTWB-XI, distributing brochures on Wage Order No. RB XI-18 to jobseekers lining up for interview at the 2014 Kalayaan Job Fair at the NCCC Mall of Davao. (Photo Source: RTWPB-XI)The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-XI (RTWPB-XI) embarked on an intensive info dissemination of the new wage hike under Wage Order No. RB XI-18 at the Kalayaan Job Fair on June 12, 2014 at the NCCC Mall, Matina, Davao City.  The Kalayaan Job Fair was conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment–XI in collaboration with NCCC Mall and ABS-CBN Davao.

To increase the level of awareness on the new minimum wage rates, some members of the RTWPB-XI staff distributed copies of Wage Order No. RB XI-18 and other information education campaign on wages to the participating employers and jobseekers during the job fair.Thousands of jobseekers line up to file their application for job vacancies from local and overseas firms in Thursday's Kalayaan Job Fair at NCCC Mall of Davao, sponsored by the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment.  (Photo Source: Seth delos Reyes; Sunstar Davao)

Wage Order No. RB XI-18 which took effect on June 1, 2014, mandated an increase in the basic wage of P11.00 per day and integration into the basic wage of the P15.00 Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) under Wage Order No. RB XI-17.  A new COLA of P5.00 per day will be granted effective December 1, 2014.