Abbreviations

ACT
ADB
AdEPT
ADSPP
AFAS
AFP
AFTA
AIF
AIM
AmCham
AMLA
ANU
ANZCHAM
AO
APEC
ARMM
ARTTF
ASA
ASEAN
ASG
ATI
ATIGA
ATO
AusAID
BAP
BAR
BCDA
BI
BIR
BIT
BLES
Bn
BOC
BOI
BOP
Alcohol, Cigarettes, Tobacco
Asian Development Bank
Advanced English Pre-employment Training
Ancestral Domain Sustainable Protection Plan
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services
Armed Forces of the Philippines
ASEAN Free Trade Area
Asian Infrastructure Fund
Alternative Investment Market
American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001
Australian National University
Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines
Administrative Order
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao
Anti-Red Tape Task Force
Air Service Agreement
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Abu Sayyaf Group
Asian Terminals, Inc.
ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement
Air Transportation Office
Australian Agency for International Development
Banker’s Association of the Philippines
Board of Airline Representatives
Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Bureau of Immigration
Bureau of Internal Revenue
Bilateral Investment Treaty
Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics
Billion
Bureau of Customs
Board of Investments
Balance of Payments
BOT
BPAP
BPO
BSP
CAAC
CAAP
CAB
CALA
CALABARZON
CanCham
CARP
CBCP
CBD
CBI
CBRE
CBU
CCT
CCT
CDF
CE
CEC
CEDC
CEO
CEZA
CFS
CGY
Cha-Cha
CHED
CHR
CIAC
CICT
CIQ
CIT
CNG
COA
CP
CPI
CPP
Build-Operate-Transfer
Business Processing Association of the Philippines
Business Process Outsourcing
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Citizens Action AgainstCrime
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Civil Aeronautics Board
Cavite-Laguna
Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon
Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
Central Business District
Carribean Basin Initiative
CB Richard Ellis
Completely Built Units
Common Carriers Tax
Conditional Cash Transfer
Countrywide Development Funds
Certificate of Exemption
Chief Executive Consultant
Cebu Energy Development Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Container Freight Station
Cagayan de Oro
Charter Change
Commission on Higher Education
Commission on Human RightS
Clark International Airport Corporation
Commission on Information and Communications and Technology
Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
Corporate Income Tax
Compressed Natural Gas
Commission on Audit
Charoen Pokphand Foods
Consumer Price Index
Communist Party of the Philippines
CPSD
CRC
CSC
CSR
CTMA
CY
DA
DAO
DAR
DBM
DBP
DENR
DepEd
DFA
DHS
DICT
DILG
DMCI
DMIA
DND
DOE
DOF
DOH
DOJ
DOLE
DOST
DOT
DOTC
DPWH
DST
DSWD
DTI
ECA
ECC
ECC
Consolidated Public Sector Deficit
Center for Research and Communication
Civil Service Commission
Corporate Social Responsibility
Customs and Tariff Modernization Act
Container Yard
Department of Agriculture
DENR Administrative Order
Department of Agrarian Reform
Department of Budget and Management
Development Bank of the Philippines
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Education
Department of Foreign Affairs
Demographic and Health Surveys
Department of Information and Communications Technology
Department of the Interior and Local Government
D. M. Consunji Incorporated
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
Department of National Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Finance
Department of Health
Department of Justice
Department of Labor and Employment
Department of Science and Technology
Department of Tourism
Department of Transportation and Communications
Department of Public Works and Highways
Documentary Stamp Tax
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Department of Trade and Industry
Employment Conditions Abroad
Environmental Compliance Certificate
Emigration Clearance Certificate
ECCP
EDC
EDC
EDSA
EIA
EIF
EITI
EO
EP
EPIRA
ERC
ESO
EU
EVAT
FAA
FAO
FDI
FGD
FINL
FIT
FMD
FOCAP
FPDIC
FPIC
FTA
FTAA
FTI
FTI
FY
GAA
GATS
GDP
GILAS
GIR
GNI
GNP
GOCCs
GOJ
GPB
European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Export Development Council
Energy Development Corporation
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
Energy Information Administration
Entry into Force
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Executive Order
Exploration Permit
Electric Power Industry Reform Act
Energy Regulatory Commission
Engineering Services Outsourcing
European Union
Expanded Value Added Tax
Federal Aviation Administration
Food and Agriculture Organization
Foreign Direct Investment
Focus Group Discussion
Foreign Investment Negative List
Feed-in-Tariff
Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines
First Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation
Free and Prior Informed Consent
Free Trade Agreement
Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement
Federation of Thai Industries
Food Terminal Incorporated
Fiscal Year
General Appropriations Act
General Agreement on Trade in Services
Gross Domestic Product
Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students
Gross International Reserves
Gross National Income
Gross National Product
Government Owned and Controlled Corporations
Government of Japan
Gross Philippine Billings
GPP
GPPB
GRP
GSIS
GVA
GWh
H2RSH
HB
HDM-4
HKG
HMO
HRAP
IATA
ICCRHC
ICCs
ICIP
ICT
ICTSI
IDA
IEA
IFAD
IFC
IFR
IIF
IMD
IMF
IOR
IP
IPA
IPP
IPR
IPT-3
IRA
IRRI
Geothermal Power Plant
Government Procurement Policy Board
Government of the Republic of the Philippines
Government Service Insurance System
Gross Value Added
Giga Watt Hour
Hydrogen Hi-Speed Rail Super Highway
House Bill
Highway Development and Management Version 4
Hong Kong
Health Maintenance Organization
Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines
International Air Transport Association
International Chambers of Commerce Retirement and Healthcare Coalition
Indigenous Cultural Communities
Investment Climate Improvement Project
Information and Communication Technologies
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
International Development Association
International Energy Agency
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Finance Corporation
International Flight Rules
Institute for International Finance
International Institute for Management Development
International Monetary Fund
Importer of Record
Indigenous People
Investment Promotion Agencies
Independent Power Producers
Intellectual Property Rights
International Passenger Terminal 3
Internal Revenue Allotment
International Rice Research Institute
IRRs
IT-BPO
ITES
ITH
ITO
ITU
JBIC
JCCIPI
JETRO
JFC
JI
JICA
JORC
JPEPA
JV
JVA
KBPIP
KCCP
KEGs
KEPCO
KM
KOICA
KPO
LARA
LEDAC
LGU
LHS
LNG
LOLO
LPG
LRA
LRT
LRTA
LTFRB
LTO
Implementing Rules and Regulations
Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing
Information Technology Enabled Service
Income Tax Holiday
Information Technology Outsourcing
International Telecommunication Union
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines
Japan External Trade Organization
Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines
Jemaah Islamiyah
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Joint Ore Reserves Committee
Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement
Joint Venture
Joint Venture Agreements
Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig
Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Key Employment Generators
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Kilometer
Korea International Cooperation Agency
Knowledge Process Outsourcing
Land Administration Reform Act
Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council
Local Government Unit
Left Hand Side
Liquefied Natural Gas
Lift-On/ Lift-Off
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Land Registration Authority
Light Rail Transit
Light Rail Transit Authority
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
Land Transportation Office
LWUA
MAP
MARINA
MCC
MDC
MDG
ME
MFA
MGB
MIC
MILF
MinDA
MLD
MM2H
MMDA
Mn
MNC
MNL
MNLF
MNTC
MOU
MOA
MRP
MRT
MSME
MTPDP
MTPIP
MVDP
MW
MWSS
NAIA
NAMRIA
NASDAQ
NASTF
NBI
NBN
NCC
Local Water Utilities Administration
Minerals Action Plan
Maritime Industry Authority
Millenium Challenge Corporation
Minerals Development Council
Millenium Development Goal
Middle East
Multi Fibre Agreement
Mines and Geosciences Bureau
Multiple Industry Cluster
Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Mindanao Development Authority
Million Liters Per Day
Malaysia My Second Home
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Million
Multinational Corporation
Manila
Moro National Liberation Front
Manila North Tollways Corporation
Memorandum of Understanding
Memorandum of Agreement
Maximum Retail Prices
Metro Rail Transit
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Medium Term Philippine Development Plan
Medium Term Public Investment Program
Motor Vehicle Development Program
Megawatt
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
Anti-Smuggling Task Force
National Bureau of Investigation
National Broadband Network
National Competitiveness Council
NCIP
NCR
NCTS
NDCC
NDF
NEDA
NEDA-ICC
NEP
NEP
NFA
NGC
NGO
NIA
NLEX
NLRC
NMP
NPA
NPC
NSCB
NSO
NTC
NTT
NWPC
NWRB
Nyd
ODA
OECD
OFW
OGCC
OP
OWWA
PADC
PAF
National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
National Capital Region
National Center for Transportation Studies
National Disaster Coordinating Council
National Democratic Front
National Economic and Development Authority
National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination – Committee
National Economic Policy
National Expenditure Proposal
National Food Authority
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Non-Governmental Organization
National Irrigation Administration
North Luzon Expressway
National Labor Relations Commission
National Minerals Policy
New People’s Army
National Power Corporation
National Statistical Coordination Board
National Statistics Office
National Telecommunications Commission
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
National Wages and Productivity Commission
National Water Resources Board
Not yet drafted
Official development assistance
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Overseas Filipino Worker
Office of the Government Corporate Counsel
Office of the President
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Agribusiness Development and Commercial Corporation
Philippine Air Force
PAGASA
PAG-IBIG
PAGCOR
PAL
PAMURI
PASG
PCA
PCAHO
PCCC
PCCI
PCGG
PCI
PD
PDF
PDF-TWGs
PDI
PEATC
PEGR
PERA
PERC
PEZA
PHAP
PhilHealth
PHIVIDEC
PIATCO
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services
Pagtutulungan sa kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
Philippine Airlines
Philippine Association of Multinational Regional Headquarters, Inc.
Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group
Partnership and Co-operation Agreement
Philippine Council on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Philippine Climate Change Commission
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Presidential Commission on Good Government
Per Capita Income
Presidential Decree
Philippine Development Forum
Philippine Development Forum Technical Working Groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Public Estates Authority Tollway Corporation
Partnership for Economic Governance Reforms
Personal Equity Retirement Account
Political and Economic Risk Consultancy
Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corporation
Philippines International Air Terminals Company
PIDC
PIDS
PLDT
PLLO
PMS
PN
PNCC
PNOC
PNR
PORTAL
PPA
PPA
PPP
PRA
PRC
PRC
PSA
PSALM
PSE
PSF
R&D
RA
RATS
RDC
RE
REIT
RGDP
RH
RHS
RKC
ROHQs
ROK
RORO
ROW
RP
RRTS
RTC
SB
SBMA
SCTEX
SEA
Private Infrastructure Development Corporation
Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
Presidential Management Staff
Philippine Navy
Philippine National Construction Corporation
Philippine National Oil Company
Philippine National Railways
Ports Transparency Alliance
Purchasing Power Parity
Philippine Ports Authority
Public Private Partnership
Philippine Retirement Authority
Professional Regulation Commission
People’s Republic of China
Pacific Strategies & Assessments
Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management
Philippine Stock Exchange
Passenger Service Fee
Research and Development
Republic Act
Run After the Smugglers
Regional Development Council
Renewable Energy
Real Estate Investment Trust
Regional Gross Domestic Product
Reproductive Health
Right Hand Side
Revised Kyoto Convention
Regional Operating Headquarters
Republic of Korea
Roll-on/Roll-Off
Right-of-Way
Republic of the Philippines
RORO Road Terminal System
Regional Transportation Commission
Senate Bill
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
Southeast Asia
SEIPI
SEZ
SFECO
SLEX
SLTC
SMC
SME
SMS
SNITS
SONA
SRA
SRC
SSME
SSS
STAR
SVEG
SWS
T-1
T-2
T-3
TAF
TAG
TCC
TESDA
TEU
TEZ
THSR
TIEZA
TIFA
TPLEX
TPP
TRANSCO
TRB
Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc
Special Economic Zone
Shanghai Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technological Corp.
Southern Luzon Expressway
South Luzon Tollway Corporation
San Miguel Corporation
Small-to-Medium Enterprises
Short Messaging Service
Simplified Net Income Taxation Scheme
State of the Nation Address
Sugar Regulatory Administration
Special Return Certificate
Service Science Management Engineering
Social Security System
Southern Tagalog Arterial Road
Special Visa for Employment Generation
Social Weather Stations
Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Terminal 3
The Asia Foundation
Transparent Accountable Governance
Tax Credit Certificates
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Twenty foot Equivalent Units
Tourism Economic Zone
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority
Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway
Trans-Pacific Partnership
National Transmission Corporation
Trade Regulatory Board
TROs
TTCR
TV
UAE
UHC
UK
UN
UNCTAD
UNDP
UNESCAP
UNICEF
UNWTO
UP
UPOU
US
USAID
USc
USG
VAS
VAT
VILP
VoIP
WB
WEF
WESM
WHO
WIPO
WQMA
WTO
WTTC
WWII
YOY
Temporary Restraining Orders
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report
Television
United Arab Emirates
Universal Health Care
United Kingdom
United Nations
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations World Tourism Organization
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines Open University
United States
United States Agency for International Development
US cent
United States Government
Value Added Service
Value Added Tax
Various Infrastructure and Local Projects
Voice over Internet Protocol
World Bank
World Economic Forum
Wholesale Electricity Spot Market
World Health Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization
Water Quality Management Areas
World Trade Organization
World Travel and Tourism Council
World War II
Year-on-Year



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