Cost of Doing Business

Minimum Wage

Industry / SectorMinimum Wage Rates (Effective October 2, 2016)
1. Agriculture
Plantation295.50
Non-Plantation282.00
2. Non-Agriculture
Large340.00
Medium310.00
Small282.00
Micro273.00
3. Commercial Fishing285.00

Note: Minimum Wage Rate refers to basic pay and cost of living allowance (COLA)
Source: DOLE

Power Rates

CategoryDECORPCENPELCOPANELCO IPANELCO IIILUELCO
Residential9.419.579.9710.410.14
Commercial9.298.859.079.559.15
Industrial9.138.859.079.557.68
Public building8.859.169.559.15
Street Lights9.948.859.169.49.15

*Rate per kilowatt-hour (Php)

Water Rates

ClassificationMin. Charge (Php)11-2021-3031-4041-up
Residential 1/2*169.0017.8018.7519.7520.80
Residential 3/4 *270.4017.8018.7519.7520.80
Commercial A, 1/2*295.7531.1532.8034.5536.40
Commercial A, 3/4*472.2031.1532.8034.5536.40
Commercial B, 1/2*253.5026.7028.1029.6031.20
Commercial B, 3/4*405.6026.7028.1029.6031.20
Commercial C, 1/2*211.2522.2523.4024.6526.00
Commercial C, 3/4*338.0022.2523.4024.6526.00
Industrial, 3/4*540.8035.6037.5039.5041.60

* Commodity Charge (per cu. m.) excluding Power Purchase Adjustment (PPA)