The use of the Philippine Standard Time (PST) by different government agencies, radio and television networks takes effect today as mandated by law. Last May 15, the President of the Philippines, Pres. Aquino signed RA 10535, ordering government offices and agencies to synchronize all their timepieces to follow a standard time.
The Philippine Standard Time (PST) will be determined by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The official time can be checked through DOST.GOV.PH.
Based upon the new law which was authored by Sen. Mirriam Defensor-Santiago, all government offices and agencies shall coordinate with PAGASA once a month to synchronize official timepieces and devices.
Aside from various government agencies, the law also mandates the media particularly TV and radio stations across the country to synchronize their time devices.