PNoy signs into law synchronizing 'Filipino time'

by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2013 02:23 PM | Updated as of May 24 2013 12:25 AM

MANILA - Will the connotation of "Filipino time" now change?

President Aquino has signed Republic Act 10535 that sets the Philippine Standard Time (PST), synchronizing the time of all government offices.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said it is the PAGASA that is mandated to set and maintain the PST.

"Lahat po ng ahensya ng pamahalaan ay minamandatuhan na sundan na po at gamitin ang Philippine Standard Time at sino po 'yung susundan natin? Ang PAGASA," Valte said.

"Sila po iyong naatasan na mag-set 'nung network time protocol para po sa ating bansa. All government offices, agencies, instrumentalities, bureaus, shall now coordinate with the PAGASA once a month to synchronize official timepieces and devices."

To know the PST, check out PAGASA's website: www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph