Maagang darating ang Daylight Saving Time ngayong taong ito.
Instead of the usual first Sunday of April, it will happen on Sunday (March 11) this year.
This change comes courtesy of the Energy Act of 2005 signed by Pres. Bush that year.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Since our consumer devices (examples: cell phone, PDA, DVD player, TiVo, digital camera, etc.) come pre-programmed with the data that Daylight Savings Time will happen in April, you need to manually move their time information yourself one hour ahead by late Saturday or Sunday morning.
Yeah, it's a hassle but on the plus side, if you're late for an appointment on Sunday, at least you'll have a more credible excuse ("But I didn't know about the Energy Act thing!") rather than using the old standby ("But I thought it's Filipino time!")