From 550 SGD to 570 SGD, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be increased starting May 1, 2017, according the Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG).
The reason for the increase is due to the “fluctuation of exchange rates of the USD” in correlation to the Singapore dollar currency.
Pinoy Domestic Helpers in Singapore Salary to increase to 570 SGD
In a letter dated March 29, Ramon Pastrana, labour attache mentions that the current minimum salary of Philippine househelp is 550 SGD. This was revised back in 2012 from a rate of 500 SGD.
The slight increase of this salary is based on the exchange rate from USD to SGD.