[tz] Philippines may do off-and-on DST starting November
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Aug 14 20:36:14 UTC 2014
Last week Philippine House Deputy Minority Leader Arnel Ty urged
President Aquino to declare daylight saving time from November to
January and again from March to June, in an attempt to save electrical
power. We had some obsolete commentary about a failed attempt to do
something similar in 2006, and the attached commentary patch (installed
in the experimental version) does some housekeeping in this area.
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From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:32:53 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] * asia, NEWS: Update Philippines commentary.
NEWS | 2 ++
asia | 15 ++++++++-------
2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 8670c3a..57074b3 100644
@@ -61,6 +61,8 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
Some broken URLs have been fixed in the commentary. (Thanks to
+ Commentary about Philippines DST has been updated.
Release 2014f - 2014-08-05 17:42:36 -0700
diff --git a/asia b/asia
index 5eba52a..39daf23 100644
@@ -2405,19 +2405,20 @@ Zone Asia/Hebron 2:20:23 - LMT 1900 Oct
# The rest of the data entries are from Shanks & Pottenger.
-# From Paul Eggert (2006-04-25):
-# Tomorrow's Manila Standard reports that the Philippines Department of
-# Trade and Industry is considering adopting DST this June when the
-# rainy season begins. See
-# For now, we'll ignore this, since it's not definite and we lack details.
# From Jesper Nørgaard Welen (2006-04-26):
# ... claims that Philippines had DST last time in 1990:
# [a story dated 2006-04-25 by Cris Larano of Dow Jones Newswires,
# but no details]
+# From Paul Eggert (2014-08-14):
+# The following source says DST may be instituted November-January and again
+# March-June, but this is not definite. It also says DST was last proclaimed
+# during the Ramos administration (1992-1998); but again, no details.
+# Carcamo D. PNoy urged to declare use of daylight saving time.
+# Philippine Star 2014-08-05
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Phil 1936 only - Nov 1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Phil 1937 only - Feb 1 0:00 0 -
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