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BARC = Barangay Agrarian Reform Committe

BIR = Bureau of Internal Revenue


BL = bureau of lands
BLES = Bureau of Labor & Employment Statistics
BLLM = Bureau of Land Location Monument
BP = Batas Pambansa
BSP = Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
BTRCP = Bureau of Trade & Consumer Protection
CARP = Comprhensive Agriarian Reform Program
CCT = Condominium Certificate of Title
CEP = Continuing Education Program
CLOA = Certificate of Land Ownership Award
CMP = Community Mortgage Program
CREBA = Chamber of Real Estate & Builders
Association
DAR = Department of Agrarian Reform
DENR = Department of Environment & Natural
Resources
DOJ = Department of Justice
DTI = Department of Trade & Industry
EO = Executive Order
ESSO = Employment & Social Statistics office
EMB = Environment Management Bureau
GDP = Gross Domestic Product
GSIS = Government Service & Insurance System
HDMF = Home Development Mutual Fund
HGC = Home Guarantee Corporation
HLURB = House and Land Use Regularory Board
HUDCC = Housing & Urban Development Coordinating
Council
LGU = Local Government Unit
LRA = Land Registration Authority
MERALCO = Manila Electric Company
MMDA = Metro Manila Development Authority
MRI = Mortgage Redemption Insurance
MWSI = Maynilad Water Services Incorporated
MWSS = Maynilad Water Service and Sewerage
NAR = National Association of Real Estate Brokers
NBI = National Bureau of Investigation
NCR = National Capital Region
NGO = Non Governmental Organizations
HA = National Housing Authority
NHMFC = National Home
Mortgage Financing Corporation
NSO = National Statistics Office
OFW = Overseas Filipino Workers
OSG = Office of the Solicitor General
PARCCOM = Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating
Committee
PAREB = Philippine Association of Realtors Board
PCSO = Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
PD = Presidential Decree
PHAOSC = Presidential Housing Assistance One Stop
Center
PLDT = Philippine Long Distance Telephone
POEA = Philippine Overseas Employment Agency
RD = Registry of Deeds
REBAP = Real Estate Brokers Association of the
Philippines
SHDA = Subdivision & Housing Developers Association
SHP = Socialized Housing Program
SSS = Social Security Service
TCT = Transfer Certificate of Title
TIN = Tax Identification Number
UP = University of the Philippines
VAT = Value Added Tax
W/T = Withholding Tax











List of Philippine acronyms
People
GMA* - Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the
Philippines
FVR* - Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines
Gomburza - Filipino priests Gomez, Burgos, and Zamora,
martyrs of the 1872 Cavite Mutiny
FPJ* - Fernando Poe, Jr, popular actor
BF* - Bayani Fernando, former mayor of Marikina City,
current chair of the MMDA
JAZA - Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, entrepreneur, CEO of
the successful Ayala Corporation
JG - John Gokongwei, entrepreneur, owner of the JG Summit
Corporation
AMA - Amable M. Aguiluz, entrepreneur, owner of the AMA
Computer School chain
Geography
ARMM* - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
CAR - Cordillera Administrative Region
CALABARZON -
Region; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon
CAMANAVA - Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas,
Valenzuela City (northwesternMetro Manila)
CDO* - Cagayan de Oro, city
ComVal - Compostela Valley, province
GenSan - General Santos City
GMA* - Greater Manila Area
IGaCoS - Island Garden City of Samal
LP* - Las Pias City
MIMAROPA -
Region; Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan
MM - Metro Manila
MUNTIPARLAS - Muntinlupa City, Paraaque City, Las
Pias City (southern Metro Manila)
MUNTAPAT - Muntinlupa City,
Taguig, Pateros (southeastern Metro Manila)
NCR - National Capital Region (Metro Manila)
NegOr - Negros Oriental, province
QC* - Quezon City
SJDM* - San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
SOCCSKSARGEN - Region; South
Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani,General Santos
City
Government
AFP* - Armed Forces of the Philippines
ATO* - Air Transportation Office
BFAD - Bureau of Food and Drugs
BIR* - Bureau of Internal Revenue
BSP* - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the
Philippines)
CCP* - Cultural Center of the Philippines
CHED - Commission on Higher Education

Companies and Commerce
ABS-CBN* - Media company (primarily in
television); stood for Alto Broadcasting
Corporation - Chronicle Broadcasting Network
BF* - Banco Filipino
BPI* - Bank of the Philippine Islands
DBP* - Development Bank of the Philippines
GMA Network* - TV media company; stood
for Greater Manila Area
IBC 13* - TV media company; stands for
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
LBC* - Luzon Brokerage Company
Meralco - Manila Electric Company
NAPOCOR - National Power Corporation
PAL - Philippine Airlines
PCI Bank* - Philippine Commercial
International Bank
PCX* - PC Express
PLDT* - Philippine Long Distance Telephone
Company
PNB* - Philippine National Bank
PSE* - Philippine Stock Exchange
RCBC* - Rizal Commercial Banking
Corporation
RPN 9* - TV media company
'\SBC'* - Security Bank Corporation
SM* - Shoemart, the number one chain of
shopping malls
SMC* - San Miguel Corporation
UCPB* - United Coconut Planter's Bank
YGC* - Yuchengco Group of Companies
Educational Institutions
ADMU* - Ateneo de Manila University
ADNU* - Ateneo de Naga University
AdU* - Adamson University
AIM* - Asian Institute of Management
BSU* - Batangas State University
BSU* - Bicol State University
BSU* - Bulacan State University
CCP* - Central Colleges of the Philippines
CEU* - Centro Escolar University
CRC* - Center for Research and
Communications, now UA&P (see below)
CSB* - College of St. Benilde
CSJL* - Colegio de San Juan de Letran
DBTC* - Don Bosco Technical College
DLSU* - De La Salle University
DLSZ* - De La Salle Zobel
FEU* - Far Eastern University
ICA* - International Christian Academy
JRU* - Jose Rizal University
LSGH* - La Salle Greenhills
MaSci - Manila Science High School
COA - COmmission on Audit
COMELEC - Commission on Elections
DAR - Department of Agrarian Reform
DBM* - Department of Budget and Management
DECS - Department of Education Culture and Sports
DENR* - Department of Environment and Natural Resources
DepEd - Department of Educations
DFA* - Department of Foreign Affairs
DILG* - Department of Interior and Local Government
DND* - Department of National Defense
DOF* - Department of Finance
DOH* - Department of Health
DOJ* - Department of Justice
DOST* - Department of Science and Technology
DOT* - Department of Tourism
DOTC* - Department of Transportation and Communications
DPWH* - Department of Public Works and Highways
DSWD* - Department of Social Welfare and Development
DTI* - Department of Trade and Industry
ERC* - Energy Regulatory Commission
GSIS* - Government Service Insurance System
HLURB* - Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
HUDCC* - Housing and Urban Development Coordinating
Council
ITECC* - Information Technology and E-Commerce Council
LTFRB* - Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory
Board
LTO* - Land Transportation Office
MMDA* - Metro Manila Development Authority
MWSS* - Manila Water and Sewerage Services
NAMRIA - National Mapping and Resource Information
Authority
NBI* - National Bureau of Investigation
NBN* - National Broadcasting Network; government-owned
TV station
NCCA* - National Commission for Culture and the Arts
NDCC* - National Disaster Coordinating Council
NEDA - National Economic and Development Authority
NSO* - National Statistics Office
NTC* - National Telecommunications Commission
PAGASA - Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and
Astronomical Services Administration
PAOCTF** - Presidential Anti Organized Crime Task Force
PCGG* - Presidential Commission on Good Government
PCSO* - Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
Phivolcs - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and
Seismology
PNP* - Philippine National Police
POEA* - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
PRC* - Professional Regulatory Commission
SEC* - Securities and Exchange Commission
SSS* - Social Security Systems
TESDA - Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority
Political Parties
LDP* - Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino
MIT* - Mapua Institute of Technology
MLQU* - Manuel L. Quezon University
MSU* - Mindanao State University
MSU-IIT* - Mindanao State University - Iligan
Institute of Technology
NCBA* - National College of Business
Administration (Philippines)
NU* - National University
PCU* - Philippine Christian University
Pisay* - Philippine Science High School
PLM* - Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
PMA* - Philippine Military Academy
PNU* - Philippine Normal University
PSBA* - Philippine School of Business
Administration
PUP* - Polytechnic University of the
Philippines
PWU* - Philippine Women's University
SBC* - San Beda College
SLU* - St. Louis University
SPC* - St. Paul College
SSCR* - San Sebastian College Recoletos
TIP* - Technological Institute of the Philippines
TUP* - Technological University of the
Philippines
UA&P* - University of Asia and the Pacific
UNO-R* - University of Negros Occidental -
Recoletos
UP* - University of the Philippines
UPD* - University of the Philippines, Diliman
UPLB* - University of the Philippines, Los
Baos
UPM* - University of the Philippines, Manila
UPMin** - University of the Philippines,
Mindanao
UPHR* - University of Perpetual Help Rizal
UPV* - University of the Philippines, Visayas
UE* - University of the East
USC* - University of San Carlos
USLS* - University of St. La Salle
UST* - University of Santo Tomas
Miscellaneous
ASYM* - Alas Singko Y Medya, defunct
morning TV show
ATC* - Alabang Town Center, a first-class
shopping mall in Muntinlupa City
NAMFREL - National Movement for Free
Elections
Hukbalahap - Hukbong Bayan Laban sa
Hapon (People's Army Against the Japanese)
MBA* - Metropolitan Basketball Association
MGB* - Magandang Gabi Bayan (Good
Evening People), documentary news TV show
MMFF* - Metro Manila Film Festival
MTB* - Magandang Tanghali Bayan (Good
Afternoon People), noontime variety TV show
LP* - Liberal Party
NPC* - Nationalist People's Coalition
CPP* - Communist Party of the Philippines
CPP-NPA* - Communist Party of the Philippines - New
People's Army
LAMP - Laban ng Masang Pilipino (Struggle of the Filipino
Masses)
PPC* - People Power Coalition
PRP* - People's Reform Party
BAYAN - Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
PBA* - Philippine Basketball Association
PGH* - Philippine General Hospital
RAM - Reformed Armed Forces Movement
SMB* - San Miguel Beer
SWS* - Social Weather Stations
UERMMC* - University of the East Ramon
Magsaysay Medical Center
Former budget secretary Emilia Boncodin died at age 55 kidney transplant