5.1 Philippines Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acronym Full name of the Agency / Organization
AADMER Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response
AFP Armed Forces of the Philippines

Air Transport Office

AWB Airway Bill
BOC Bureau of Customs
BL Bill of Lading
C&F Cost & Freight
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CARE Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
CFS Container Freight Stations
CAR Cordillera Administrative Region
DA Department of Agriculture
DENR Department of Environment and National Resources
DLCA Digital Logistics Capacity Assessment
DOH Department of Health
DOTC Department of Transportation and Communications
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
ERC Energy Regulation Commission
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
GPRS General Pocket Radio Service
GRT Gross Register Tonnage
IATA International Air Transport Association
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
IDPs Internally Displaced Persons
ILS Instrument Landing System
IMF International Monetary Fund
INGO International NGO
IOM International Organisation for Migration
ISPs Internet Service Providers
KVA Kilo Volt Ampere
LCA Logistics Capacity Assessment
LTO Land Transportation Office
MILF Moro Islamic Liberation Front
MOU Memorables of Understanding
MT Metric Tons
MRR Manila Railroad Company
MW Megawatt
n/a not available
NCBP National Commitee on Biosafety of the Philippines
NDB Non directional beacon
NDRRMC National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council
NFA National Food Authority
NFI Non Food Items
NGO Non Governmental Organisation
NPA New People's Army
NTC National Telecommunications Commission
OCHA Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
PNR Philippines National Railways
RC Resident Coordinator
RoRo Roll on Roll off
T Tons
T&D Transmission and Distribution
TEUs Twenty Foot Equivalent Units
THC Terminal Handling Charge
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCT United Nations Country Team
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
UNCT United Nations Country Team
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNHAS United Nations Humanitarian Air Service
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
(V)HF (Very) High Frequency
VOR VHF omnidirectional radio range
V-SAT Very Smart Aperture Terminal
WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
WCO World Customs Organisation
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organisation
WVI World Vision International

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