Cost of Doing Business
 

I. PEZA Application and Registration Fees

Ecozone Locator Enterprises

 

1. Application Fee

 

- Application of New Project (Non-Pioneer)
- Application of New Project (Pioneer)
P3,600.00
P6,000.00
2. Registration Fee
- Registration of New Projects

P6,000.00

II. Manpower

Hours of Work – Eight (8) hours per day; six (6) days per week; total of 48 hours per week.

Daily Minimum Wage – The daily minimum wage for every region is determined by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board composed of Representatives from the Government, Labor and Management. The daily minimum wage rate per region:

SUMMARY OF CURRENT REGIONAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES
Non-Agriculture, Agriculture 
As of 11 June 2012
(In pesos)

REGION

WO No./
DATE OF EFFECTIVITY

NON-
AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

Plantation

Non-Plantation

NCR a/

WO 16/May 26, 2011

P 389.00 - 446.00

P 389.00

P 389.00

CAR b/

WO 14/January 1, 2011

255.00 - 272.00

238.00 - 254.00

238.00 - 254.00

I c/

WO 14/January 20, 2011

228.00 - 248.00

228.00

200.00

II d/

WO 15/May 16, 2012

247.00 - 255.00

235.00 - 243.00

235.00 - 243.00

III e/

WO 16/June 24, 2011

279.00 - 330.00

264.00 - 300.00

244.00 - 284.00

IV-A f/

WO 15/May 15, 2012

255.00 - 349.50

251.00 - 324.50

231.00 - 304.50

IV-B g/

WO 05/Nov. 11, 2010

252.00 - 264.00

210.00 - 219.00

190.00 - 199.00

V h/

WO 15/ April 7, 2012

228.00 - 252.00

228.00

228.00

VI i/

WO 19/ July 15, 2011

223.00 - 265.00

233.00

223.00

VII j/

WO16/Sept 22, 2011

260.00 - 305.00

240.00 - 287.00

240.00 - 287.00

VIII k/

WO 16/June 1, 2011

253.00

228.00-234.00

213.50

IX l/

WO 17/ Nov. 25, 2011

267.00

242.00

222.00

X m/

WO 16/July 24, 2011

271.00 - 286.00

259.00 - 274.00

259.00 - 274.00

XI n/

WO 17/Jan. 1, 2012

291.00

281.00

281.00

XII o/

WO 17/April 18, 2012

270.00

248.00

243.00

XIII p/

WO 11/November 11, 2011

258.00

248.00

228.00

ARMM q/

WO 13/ September 2, 2011

232.00

232.00

232.00

a/ ProvideP 22.00 COLA 
b/ Granted P P12.00 COLA 
c/ Granted P 5.00 or 8.00 wage increase and integrated the P10 COLA under W.O. RB1-13 into the basic pay. 
d/ Granted P 10.00 wage increase.Integrated to P15 COLA under W.O. No. RBII-10 into the basic pay.
e/ Granted additional P 14 COLA, the P4 under W.O. 15 will be integrated into the basic wage on January 1, 2012 
f/ Granted P2-90 wage increase for 5 years (for workers receiving below (P255); P12.50 Conditional Temporary Productivity Allowance 
(for workers receiving above P255)
g/ Granted P 12 wage increase 
h/ Granted P3.00 - P23.00 per day wage increase
i/ Granted P12.00 ECOLA for three months 
j/ Granted P20.00 wage increase  
k/ Granted P15 COLA to be given in 2 tranches: P10 on Jun 1 & P5 on Sept. 1, 2011; integrated into the basic pay the P8 COLA under W.O.14 
l/ Granted P 12 wage increase. 
m/ Integrated the P17 COLA effective for 6 months; to be integrated into the basic wage thereafter.
n/ Granted P15 COLA; P5 effective Jan. 1, 2012 and P10 effective May 1, 2012 
o/ Integration of the P15 COLA under W.O.No. 16, Granted P10 COLA for Non-Agri.; P8 COLA (upon effectivity) for Agriculture sector and additional P4 (Plantation) & P6 COLA (for Non-Plantation) effective Dec. 1, 2012; P6 COLA upon effectivity for retail/service establishments & additional P4 (for Retail/Service w/more than 10 workers) & P6 (for R/S w/ not more than 10 workers) effective Dec 1, 2012.
p/ Granted P11 wage increase and P4 COLA
q/ Granted P10.00 COLA.

>> DOLE - National Wages and Productivity Commission <<

Overtime Pay – Plus 25% of Hourly Rate. 

Holiday Pay – 200% of the Daily Rate.

13th Month Pay – 1 month pay which must be given not later than December 24 of every year

Separation Pay – ½ month pay per year of service

Retirement Pay – ½ month pay for every year of service

Social Security (Employer’s Contribution) – 6.9% of employee’s monthly wage

Health Care (Employer’s Contribution) –P 50.00 to P 375.00 per employee per month depending on the salary range of the employee

Night Shift Differential Pay – Plus 10% of the regular wage for each hour of work performed between 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Leave – Every employee who rendered at least one (1) year of service is entitled to a yearly service incentive leave of five (5) days with pay.

Maternity Leave – 60 days for normal delivery; 78 days for caesarian delivery

Paternity Leave – 7 days

Meal and Rest Periods – One hour for lunch break; 15 minutes each for morning and afternoon

III. Telecommunication

International Calls

PLDT Rates

1st. Minute
Succeeding minutes

US $0.40 
US $0.40

 

Cellular Mobile Phone System

 

Local

Abroad

  Text Call Text Call
Globe P 1.00

P6.50 same
network and
P 7.50 other
network or
landline

P 15.00

$ .40/min
Smart P 1.00

P6.50 same
network and
P 7.50 other
network or
landline

P 15.00

$ .40/min
Sun Cellular P 1.00

Unlimited
calls to 
same network

P 9.00 $ .30/min

Fax Charges

    Local 
.40/copy
Abroad 
.80/copy
256 KB Frame relay w/ local loop
(Mla. To W. Europe)

U$ 22 to 27,000/mo.

Internet Service Fees
Installation Fee (Email Account)

Free to P 800.00

Installation Fee (Web Account)

P 500.00

Subscription Rates (Varies depending on
the type of plans – monthly, quarterly,
semi-annual & annual- & number of hours 
to be used by the company)

P253 to 100,000+

 

IV. Utilities

A. Electricity Rates in PEZA Economic Zones

Public Economic Zones
Private Economic Zones (Meralco Area)
P 4.6488 to P 5.7827 per kWh
P 4.6137 per kWh

B. Water:

Indicative Rates for PEZA Industrial Parks

Cebu: Potable P 25.00 to P 48 per m3
Non-Potable P 30 per m3

Laguna: 1st 1,000 m3c meter P 6.00 to P18.00 per m3
Above 1,000 m3 P 8.50 to P 20.00 m3

Batangas: 1st 1,000 m3 P8.00 per m3
Above 1,000 m3 P10.00 per m3