Set Your Clocks to Philippine Standard time (PST), PAGASA Urges Public
Publish Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 7:26 PM
Starting June 1, all public clocks must be synchronized to the Philippine Standard Time (PST). This after the PST bill was signed into law by PNoy two weeks ago. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has been tasked to monitor, maintain and disseminate the PST throughout the country and, relation to this, PAGASA has urged the public to set their time to the PST as displayed on their website.
“Dapat nagayon pa lang ay mai-synchronize na nila ang kanilang mga orasan para bago mag-take effect ang batas na Republic Act 10535 sa June 1 ay pare-pareho na ang mga oras sa radio, government offices at mga schools,” said Allan Alcaraz, PAGASA-Astronomy Division weather specialist.
According to the PST Law, national and local government offices, as well as media organizations, who will fail to adhere to the law could face consequences and penalties. Television and radio stations that fail to calibrate and synchronize their time with PST during broadcast will be penalized with a fine of P30,000 to P50,000 for the first offense. For the second offense, the National Telecommunication Commission could revoke their franchise to operate.
Adobo Talk PH has also displayed the Philippine Standard Time (PST) on its pages. However, there may be discrepancies with the PST displayed here as compared to the the Philippine Standard Time with the PAGASA clock due to internet transmission delay and the computer workload of the computer you are using. Adobo Talk PH
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