Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants workers to have the same wages as those who are working in Metro Manila to help decogest the metropolis, Labor Secretary Bello said.
The Duterte administration is considering a "national minimum wage law" as it consolidates measures in Congress seeking salary adjustments, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told media.
"President Rodrigo Duterte wants Metro Manila and provincial workers to have the same wage," Bello told DZMM.
"Many people flock to Manila because of the salary rate, in turn, Metro Manila suffers from overpopulation," Sec. Bello explained.
If the bill passed, the national minimum wage law would make regional wage boards "irrelevant," Bello said.
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