Globe backing Philippine standard time

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Globe Telecom joins the rest of the country in supporting the promulgation of Republic Act (RA) 10535, or the Philippine Standard Time (PhST) Act of 2013, which urges Filipinos to observe a common time under the “Juan Time, On Time” campaign.

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In a statement, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said that, “We actively support the implementation of the PhST as well as observance of the NST Consciousness Week.”

She added that, “With various initiatives using our modernized network and social media to reach out to our over 36 million subscribers, enjoining them to observe a common reckoning of time across the country.” The Ayala-led telecommunication company was tapped by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) of the Department of Science and Technology through the National Telecommunications Commission to bolster information dissemination to its subscribers during the National Standard Time (NST) Consciousness Week currently being observed until today, which according to law will then be celebrated every first week of January.

One of the stipulations under RA 10535 is the observance of the NST as essential in “developing a culture of punctuality and practicing wise time management.” Toward this end, Filipinos are urged to value time consciousness, as Pagasa trumpets this movement in the entire archipelago.

Synchronize time
Globe has mobilized efforts to encourage its customers as well as all Filipinos to synchronize their mobile phones, gadgets, and timepieces according to the official time across the Philippines, as reflected in http://kidlat.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/ourtime.shtml. Also, the company has been actively promoting the initiative through social media, particularly through its Facebook page facebook.com/globeph, as well as Twitter account @enjoyglobe, both leading to the PhST website for more information about the initiative.

Globe subscribers will also be receiving free advisories through text messaging, informing them of the observance of the NST Consciousness Week and the PhST URL where they can refer to the PhST.

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