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Manila's minimum wage up 4.9% amid rising inflation

Largest increase since 2012 still far below labor group's petition

A protesters call for an increase in minimum wage.in Manila.(Getty Images)

MANILA -- The daily minimum wage in Metro Manila will increase 25 pesos, or 4.9%, the highest hike in six years, amid rising inflation, the country's labor department said on Monday.

The daily wage for nonagricultural workers in the Philippine capital will be 537 pesos ($10.11), including a 10-peso cost of living allowance, up from the current 512 pesos. The increase will be effective 15 days from publication of the wage hike order.

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