• THE PHILIPPINE SENATE on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill calling for a P100 ($1.78) across-the-board minimum wage increase for workers in the private sector.
  • The increase will ensure a “living wage” for the Filipino workforce, according to Senate Bill No. 2534 or the proposed Wage Increase Act of 2023.
  • The measure seeks to improve the living conditions of Filipino families, Senate President Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, who sponsored the bill, told the plenary.