Filipinos called to sync watches and clocks

First published: 30-12-2011

People living in the Philippines could be planning to change the time on their watches following an appeal from the government.

The Department of Science and Technology has made a request for all people in the country to change the times on their watches to Philippine Standard Time (PST) ahead of the new year so everyone will see the clocks strike midnight at the same time.

Science secretary Mario Montejo has also called on all celebrations of the arrival of 2012 to be based on official Filipino time.

"Let us synchronise our timepieces with the PST so that we will all celebrate at the same time the coming in of the New Year. We will be one nation using one standard time," Montejo said.

Watch collector Alain Chung may have to spend a lot of his time checking that his watches are telling the right time, as he has so many timepieces he will change them up to three times a day. 

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