- Philippine Standard Time
Philippine Standard Time ( _fi. Pamantayang Oras ng Pilipinas, abbreviated PST) or unofficially, Philippine Time (abbreviated PHT), is the name used in the
Philippinesto describe its location among the world's time zones. Modern Philippine Standard Time was instituted through Batas Pambansa Blg. 8, the law defining the metric system, which was approved on December 2, 1978and implemented on January 1, 1983.
Geographically, the Philippines lies within 116°40′ and 126°34′ east of the
Prime Meridian, and as such is physically located within the UTC+8time zone. Philippine Standard Time is maintained by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, or PAGASA. The Philippines shares the same timezone with Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, most parts of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, central Indonesiaand Western Australia.
In the 1990s, due to frequent
power outages, daylight saving timewas instituted.fact|date=September 2008 As the Philippine power supply and transmission systems recovered, daylight saving time was ended, and is presently not in use.
Geography of the Philippines
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