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Filipinos urged: Be on time

  • The Jakarta Post

Posted: Wed, January 1 2014 | 08:50 pm

The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology wants to address chronic tardiness by urging Filipinos to synchronise their time pieces to Philippine Standard Time ( PhST ).

'€œJuan Time'€ seeks to '€œreverse the negative connotations of Filipino time - from tardiness to punctuality, discipline and utmost regard for other people'€™s time.'€

Here'€™s a New Year'€™s resolution all Filipinos should adopt: Be on time.

Toward that end, the Department of Science and Technology has a solution - everyone synchronise their time pieces to Philippine Standard Time ( PhST ).

In a statement, Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo urged people to set their clocks to the PhST, which may be obtained from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( Pagasa ).

According to Montejo, '€œJuan Time'€ seeks to '€œreverse the negative connotations of Filipino time - from tardiness to punctuality, discipline and utmost regard for other people'€™s time.'€

Watches may be synchronised to the PhST via www.bit.ly/SyncPhST. More information may be found on www.facebook.com/PhilippineStandardTime or by following @PhST_DOST on Twitter.

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