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  • UPOU Conducts Breast Health Seminar




    Office of Gender Concerns conducts seminar on breast health care for women  in UPOU and the Los Banos community.


    The UPOU Office of Gender Concerns, in cooperation with the UP Manila Ugnayan ng Pahingungod and the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. (PFBCI), conducted a Breast Health Seminar at the UPOU CCDL Auditorium on 07 May 2015.

    The seminar was intended to provide information on breast care and breast cancer to the women of UPOU and the Local Government Unit of Los Baños, Laguna. Dr. Ma. Lourdes Cortez, PFBCI President, spoke...

  • UP DAP funds efficiently used, all accounted for
    UP corrects report on DAP funds.

    The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds given to UP were efficiently used and resulted in the upgrading and improvement of university facilities and programs.

    This is the University of the Philippines’ response to a 2013 Commission on Audit (COA) Report that was used in several news reports which allege that as much as P928M of DAP funds given to the national university were not used properly.

    The same news stories allege that the University was not able to upgrade and modernize facilities in its campuses in Diliman, Manila,...

  • UPOU Faculty of Education holds science camp and teacher training

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    Faculty of Education partners with Department of Science and Technology and Pueblo Science in a training-workshop for high school students and public secondary school teachers.


     The Faculty of Education (FEd) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) held a science camp for 48 high school students on 22-23 April 2015 and a training-workshop for 119 public high school science teachers on 29-30 April 2015, in cooperation with the Balik Scientist Program (BSP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)...

  • IT-BPM Industry Academic Dialogue

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    UPOU co-hosts industry-academe forum on e-Service Management Program

    The third of the series of IT-BPM Industry Academic Dialogue was conducted on 24 April 2015 at the UP Open University Headquarters. The dialogue is an initiative of the UP Open University, IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Asian development Bank (ADB) to encourage the higher education and technical vocational institutions to prepare their students for the opportunities offered by the growing BPO sector.

    Dr. Melinda F. Lumanta, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, explained that the under ADB project, the UPOU has partnered...

  • UPOU Hosts First Public Consultation for the IRR of the ODL Law

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    Public consultations on Open and Distance Learning Act kick off at UPOU.


    On 24 April 2015, the UP Open University hosted the first public consultation on the proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10650 (Open and Distance Learning Act). Since its approval in December 2014, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel on Transnational Education and Distance Education (TP-TNEDE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and UP Open University (UPOU) have been working on the rules...

  • Diploma in Women and Development begins in August 2015

    The Diploma in Women and Development of the Faculty of  Management and Development Studies, UP Open University will be offered starting this First Semester School Year 2015-2016.


  • UPOU and SEARCA to Offer Non-formal Course on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management

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    UPOU and SEARCA address climate change adaptation and disaster risk management through online course for planners, researchers, and development professionals.

    The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) through its Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) is now accepting applications to the 10-week non-formal online course on “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Policies, Plans and Investments toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development” (ICCADRM4ISARD).

    The 10-week course will be offered on 18 July-26 September 2015. It is intended for government planners and technical staff at...

  • Chancellor Alfonso is 2014 Dadufalza Awardee

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    UPOU Chancellor Grace Alfonso recognized for her achievements and contribution as teacher and practitioner of mass communications and leader in open and distance learning.

    The University of the Philippines awarded Prof. Grace Javier Alfonso the Concepcion D. Dadufalza Award for Distinguished Achievement for 2014. The award is given to outstanding individuals who excel in their craft and has contributed significantly to important causes in the society.

    Prof. Alfonso is a faculty at the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication and is on her third term as the...

  • UPOU’s Wood Culture Celebration 2015

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    UPOU prepares for wood culture celebration in 2015.

    The UP Open University will be holding its International Wood Culture Celebration on 3-10 July 2015. The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) is spearheading the activities involving a live-in carving workshop and an artists’ forum.

    UPOU has been celebrating wood culture for three years now, in cooperation with the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and the UPOU Cultural Committee. The FMDS sees this initiative as an opportunity to suppport the preservation of cultural traditions and support community-based livelihoods through the exchange of ideas...

  • CHED MEMO: Conduct of Public Consultation on the Proposed IRR of Open Distance Learning Act


    Heads of higher education institutions or their representatives and other stakeholders are invited to attend the public consultations on RA 10650, an Act Expanding Access to Educational Services by Institutionalizing Open Distance Learning in Levels of TertiaryEducation and Appropriating Funds Therefor.




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