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What Is Philippine Time zone? Philippine Standard Time

Philippine Standard Time

Did you know that managing time can be challenging and yet crucial to success for a lot of Filipinos worldwide? If yes, you must be among them. The Philippine Time Zone is a word that is used to denote our time, but time zones differ in many countries too.

Occasionally, if you work for an international company, you may be required to use UTC/GMT in order to get different local times from different time zones. Furthermore, there are various ways on how you can effectively and efficiently convert time zones and meet future work deadlines

What is Philippine Time Zone?

There are time zones following the boundaries of different countries simultaneously for improved communication on a strictly following longitude. It has an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. 

Philippine Standard Time

Time is a curious thing. How can it be constant and yet change every day? As the sun shines it rises and as it sets it sets. And as it does, so does everything else. We make a great deal of time. We use it to measure time; go to work, come home. We use it to set time; go to sleep. We use it to mark time; time to go. We use it to measure our progress; get there soon, don’t be late. We use it to call time; time to go, please. Time is a constant that can not be measured with a single clock.

Time Zones

Time zones can be an important part of business. In fact, the difference between Eastern and Pacific time can make or break an online store. However, it isn’t easy to find information online on how to accommodate different time zone schedules. For retail stores, it is important to understand the importance of time zones when shipping product. For online stores, it is important to manage time zones to avoid delays in order fulfillment.

Is Philippines Pacific or Eastern time?

Pacific Standard Time (PST) is a UTC -08:00 timezone offset where as Philippines Time (PHT) is a UTC +8:0 timezone offset. Time difference between Pacific Standard Time (PST) and Philippines Time (PHT) is 16:0 hours ie., Philippines Time (PHT) time is always 16:0 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST).

What is Philippine Standard Time?

Philippine Standard Time, also known as Philippine Time ( PHT ), is the official name for the time zone used in the Philippines.

  • Current: PHST
  • Current Offset:UTC/GMT +8 hours

What is UTC?

Universal Time CoordinatedPrior to 1972, this time was called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but is now referred to as Coordinated Universal Time or Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). It is a coordinated time scale, maintained by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM).

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What is our Philippine Time Zone?

PhST/PST is also known as Pamantayang Oras ng Pilipinas, or Philippine Time, and is managed by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Our time zone is UTC+08:00. The Philippines lay between 116°40? and 126°34? east of the Prime Meridian and within the UTC+08:00 time zone. The following countries share our time zone:

  • China
  • Hongkong 
  • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore 
  • Western Australia
  • Brunei
  • Mongolia
  • Central Indonesia

What time is it Philippines? Time Now in Manila

Time in the Philippines now with seconds

What is GMT?

Greenwich Mean Time or GMT is the mean solar time and the yearly average or mean of the time each day when the sun crosses the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, counted from midnight. It is calculated in different ways, including being calculated from noon; thus, it cannot be used to specify a particular time unless a context is given. Many people sometimes use it as a synonym for Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), but GMT is still considered a timezone.

How to convert GMT?

Converting time in different countries/locations helps you understand the time zone anywhere in the world. There are so many converters you can use online if you don’t know how to convert GMT from your local time manually, and it is less hassle. You can also use Microsoft Excel to convert GMT, and you just have to read and learn tutorials online.

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Note* Online converter sample GMT conversion

Just remember that it is essential to determine first if you’re east or west of the Prime Meridian. Look at the world map. If you’re west of the Prime Meridian, your GMT will be ahead of, or minus, the time at the Prime Meridian. If you are east, your time will be after, or plus, GMT. 

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Note* Online converter sample GMT conversion

Final Words. 

If you have a family or relatives living in another country, understanding their time zones can help you communicate with them effectively. While we live and breathe the same air, our time may have a slight difference from one another. I hope this conversion process helps you properly understand various time zones, regardless of where you are right now. 

Time Zone in Shopping

The time difference is an important part of the online shopping experience. A wide variety of factors influence the time that a customer is available to receive communication. The time zone of a customer’s computer or mobile device, the time difference between the customer’s location and the store, the time zone of the store that the customer is visiting, the time difference between the store’s server and the customer’s location, the time difference between the customer’s country and the store’s server (to the extent that the customer is in the same time zone as the server), and the time difference between the store’s servers and the customer’s location can all influence the time and date that information is received. All these need to be mapped out for the best customer experience!