Wage Hike Could Affect Bohol's BPO AmbitionsThe Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Panglao Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry have appealed to the Department of Labor and Employment for a moratorium on the wage adjustment. In a petition paper, the two groups stated that it is the wrong timing for the proposed increase.

 

They also added that a moratorium will help Bohol position itself as an Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing destination because higher wages will drive away investors and make Bohol uncompetitive. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board is set to issue a decision on the proposed wage increase within this week.