DepEd: Follow standard time not 'Filipino time'

To do away with the negative connotation of Filipino time, the Department of Education directed all school officials nationwide to synchronize with the Philippine Standard Time (PST) so that all school-based activities are conducted simultaneously.

Secretary of Education Armin Luistro said in a statement Friday that the synchronization will add to work efficiency and better time management.

“Time is a very precious resource which we tend to take for granted. If we are all guided by the Philippine standard time, then our work will be in sync and we can optimize use of time spent in school,” he said.

The education secretary stressed that all class schedules, meetings, activities and events should be based on the PST and that these schedules must start and end on time.

“The DepEd family is one with the nation in changing the concept of Filipino time to being on time,” said Luistro.

Following DepEd Order No. 86, all school offices are to match the PST established by the Department of Science and Technology through the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

The PST is set using the DOST-PAGASA’s timing system consisting of a rubidium atomic clock, Global Positioning System receiver, time interval counter, distribution amplifier, and a computer.

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