digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Acronyms are popular in the Philippines.[1] It is widely used in the different sectors of the Philippine society. Oftentimes, due to long full names of the institutions in the Philippines, acronyms are then utilized to shorten the name of an institution or a company in the country. Making it more convenient to the majority of the Philippine population, but sometimes tends to become disambiguous.

Cultural predominance[edit]

Geography[edit]

Geography is one area prone to acronyms. Many times, when a group of places is formed, instead of coining a descriptive term for the group, an acronym that stands for the individual places is created. An example outside the Philippines is Benelux, which stands for the countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

A premiere example in the Philippines is Luzviminda. This is an acronym that stands for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the three island groupings of the country. Luzviminda is actually used as a name for many Filipino women. Another example in the Philippines is the region CALABARZON. This is a region consisting of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.[2] CALABARZON was split off from the former Southern Tagalog region in 2002. The region containing the remaining provinces in Southern Tagalog is also named as an acronym, MIMAROPA, which stands for the provinces of Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental), Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.[2] A last example is CAMANAVA, which stands for Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas, and Valenzuela City—all of which are located in Metro Manila.

Entity uses[edit]

Acronyms are not only prevalent in geography.

Many business owners also use acronyms in their company names. The name of the popular clothing company, Bench, is actually an acronym for the company's president, Ben Chan.

Acronyms are even used to name TV shows. Popular noontime variety shows like SOP and ASAP have appropriated common acronyms as the name of the TV show.

Politics[edit]

In political campaigns, many candidates names become acronyms stating their political platforms. A particularly stilted political acronym used was the slogan used by the People Power Coalition (PPC) in the 2001 senatorial elections: VOT FOR D CHAMPP. The slogan is an acronym that stands for the names of the 13 senator candidates fielded by PPC. The 11 administration senators who voted YES to block the opening of the second envelope during Estrada's impeachment trial were called "Jose's Cohort": Jaworski, Osmeña, Santiago, Enrile, Sotto, Coseteng, Oreta, Honasan, Ople, Revilla, Tatad.

List of Philippine acronyms[edit]

Churches and Religious Institutions[edit]

Geography[edit]

Government Institutions and Corporations[edit]

Political parties[edit]

Companies and commerce[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Pesek (August 5, 2007). Viewpoint: GRSP! Asean's acronymitis. International Herald Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b "Redrawing the nation". The Manila Times (Manila, Philippines: The Manila Times Publishing Corp.). 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-09-21. [dead link]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronyms_in_the_Philippines — Please support Wikipedia.
A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
140 videos foundNext > 

FAMOUS ACRONYMS IN THE PHILIPPINES- Kawili-wili Elem School- NO ONE LEFT BEHIND Teaching Experiment-

Kawili-wili Elementary School- ACRONYMS- Retention Check and Experiment-Romar Pabustan

Part of my teaching experimentation to know the power and limitation of rote learning particularly the learners from a far-flung mountanous area.

FILM VIEWING- Kawili-wili Elem School-Part of my Observation to Teach Effectively - Mountainous Area

KAWILI WILI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL School Year 2011 2012- (Capas Tarlac)

Kawili-wili Elementary School is a public school where teachers teach two grades at the same time. (for instance, grades 1 and 2 in one classroom). Most pupi...

End's Beginning- Kawili-wili Elementary School- (Capas Tarlac)

These are my pupils at KES.It is a public school situated in a remote area of Capas Town (in Tarlac Province).They are reciting the prison poem of Benigno Aq...

Film Viewing- Kawili-wili Elem School- Teaching Experiment- Observing- (Capas Tarlac)

My pupils are watching an educational film as a part of my observation to know which they can effectively and efficiently learn faster ... Thanks to the "anc...

Sa Aking Mga Kabata- Kawili-wili Elem School-(Capas Tarlac)

These are my pupils from a public school reciting a beautiful poem, "Sa Aking mga Kabata". The school is situated in a remote area of Capas Town in Tarlac Pr...

MGA BAYANI AT LUGAR SA PILIPINAS-Kawili-wili Elem School -Retention Checking- Romar Pabustan part 1

Phil talks about the "20 things i hate about the Philippines" video.

There has been a viral video floating around the internet lately called "20 things i hate about the Philippines" and i just had to talk about it.

ABBREVIATIONS

This vid is totes awes! Subscribe to future Wassabi videos! http://bit.ly/16gaqwc Purchase our merchandise: http://www.districtlines.com/WassabiProductions F...

140 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Acronyms in the Philippines" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Acronyms in the Philippines

You can talk about Acronyms in the Philippines with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!