The President of the Philippines signed into law now the Republic Act 10535, otherwise known as the Act of Philippine Standard Time.
Approved last May 15, 2013, this law authorizes the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to provide the official Philippine Standard Time (PST). All national and local government offices shall coordinate with Pagasa at least once a month to synchronize their official timepieces and devices.
The National Telecommunications Commission will also require to join this practice all government and private TV and radio stations in order to synchronize all clocks in the Philippines, even in remotest areas.
Owners of private television and radio stations who fail to calibrate and synchronize their time devices with the PST during their broadcast shall be penalized with a maximum fine of P50,000. In the case of a second offense, the NTC shall revoke their franchise to operate.
RA 10535 or the Act of Philippine Standard Time will be effective starting June 1.
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