THE National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) on Saturday, September 3, 2022, reminded employers in Soccsksargen and Caraga that the second tranches of their respective wage orders have already taken effect on September 1.In separate social media posts, the NWPC noted that the second tranches provided under Wage Order No. RBXII-22 and Wage Order No. RBXIII-17 both took effect on September 1.”The second tranche of RTWPB-XII’s Wage Order No. RBXII-22 amounting to P16 would take effect on September 1, 2022,” said NWPC.”The second tranche of RTWPB-XIII’s Wage Order No. RBXIII-17 amounting to P10, intended for the provinces of Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte, including Siargao Islands, takes effect on September 1, 2022,” it added.With the second tranche now in effect, the agency said the new minimum wage rate in Soccsksargen is now at P368 for the non-agriculture sector, and at P347 for agriculture/service/retail establishments.On the other hand, the second tranche’s effectivity sets the minimum wage for the whole Caraga at P350 per day.Wage Order No. RBXII-22 first took effect in Soccsksargen on June 9.As for Caraga, Wage Order No. RBXIII-17 initially took effect on June 6. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)