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PNoy signs into law synchronizing ‘Filipino time’

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President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Vice President Jejomar Binay during the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy at the Commodore Posadas Wharf, Headquarters, Naval Sea Systems Command in Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, Fort San Felipe, Cavite City on Tuesday (May 21). At present, the Philippine Navy is a force of 26,000 personnel composed of sailors, marines and civilian employees. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Vice President Jejomar Binay during the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy at the Commodore Posadas Wharf, Headquarters, Naval Sea Systems Command in Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, Fort San Felipe, Cavite City on Tuesday (May 21). At present, the Philippine Navy is a force of 26,000 personnel composed of sailors, marines and civilian employees. (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 23 (Mabuhay) — 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.” (MNS)

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