DOST-NCR Visits GPS Clock for “Juan Time” ImplementationA LED out door digital clock with Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to display and automatically synchronized time with the Philippine Standard Time (PST) installed in Pasay City by the Department of Science and Technology – National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) was visited during the roadshow project visit on SMEs assisted by the agency, led by Director Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna Ph.D. on December 11, 2014.

The project was in collaboration with the Pasay City local government unit (LGU) in line with the enforcement of Republic Act 10535 or otherwise known as “The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013 mandating all government display the PST on their official time devices, including bundy clocks in accordance with the official time being maintained by the PAGASA-DOST using the national time protocol.

The DOST’s PST Campaign known as the “Juan Time” aims to synchronize all the time pieces in the country and promote a new definition of Filipino time “which is on time.”

It is about time to initiate such action to eliminate the derogatory “Filipino Time” concept within ourselves and be constantly aware of managing time efficiently to be of service to one another. “Being on time” is a gesture to other people’s effort and punctuality.

In support to the DOST’s advocacy to synchronize all time pieces in the country’s 7,100 islands, DOST-NCR installed a GPS clocks to each of its four cluster areas in Metro Manila.

Dubbed as “Juan Time”, DOST-NCR aims to promote the use of PST in the region in partnership with four (4) selected local government units (LGU’s) which includes Pasay City.

The synchronization of time will be checked and updated through the PAGASA’s webpage, which is the official time keeper of the country since 1978.

The event was graced by Pasay City Mayor Antonino “Tony” Calixto and other officials of Pasay City Hall. (PSciJourn MegaManila)(Photo by: Jimmy Camba)