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Agricultural workers still the lowest income receivers, lawmaker says

Agricultural workers still the lowest income receivers, lawmaker says

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FARMERS AND fishermen remain to be the lowest-paid laborers among the sectors in the country, a party-list representative for agriculture said. "[A]mong the 11 basic sectors in the Philippines, farmers and fisherfolks residing in rural areas still remain the poorest and receive the lowest income,” AGRI party-list representative and UST alumnus Wilbert Lee said during the Artlets Student Council’s webinar titled "Agri Sila! Agri Tayo! Para sa Lahat!" Non-agriculture workers in the National Capital Region currently earn a minimum wage rate of 533 to 570 pesos daily. However, Lee said that in 2020 the daily income for farmers was P270.62. The average daily basic wage of agricultural workers increased to P274.99 in 2019 from P237.44 in the previous year. He also said that agric...