Araw ng Kalayaan 2021

by Lovelyn Petrasanta Mahal kong Pilipinas Lulan ka pa rin ng pag-asa Sa katatagan mo'y Hindi mawawala ang paghanga Dumating man ang pagsubok Mananatiling naka-tindig ka Daanan man ng kalungkutan May ngiti pa rin sa mga mata Mapagod man kung minsa’y Hinding hindi magsasawa Paglilingkod sa inang bayan Sa puso ay nakatatak na Mabuhay ka... Continue Reading →

Research Journeys III: Building Research Relationships and Working with your Research Supervisor

“A week before I flew to Manila, before my final defense, I received a call from my adviser. She told me ‘Your paper won’t do. We have to reschedule.’ Imagine my reaction. My three-year journey in thesis writing taught me that it won’t be easy. It will take certain turns. There will be bumps. But... Continue Reading →

UPOU Public Service Initiatives in 2021

For the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), public service is not just an additional function but a meaningful function that cuts across its teaching and research functions. This is in line with the responsibility of giving back meaningful service to the nation and to the world which remains deeply embedded at the core... Continue Reading →

UPOU from A to Z (26 Things to Know about UPOU)

by Moireen Nicola Antoinette Espinosa 2021 -- the 26th anniversary of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Indeed, it is an eventful year for everyone to celebrate. The ongoing pandemic has shaken the lives of many, yet the institution and its community still remain– strong and persevering. Here is a listicle of the... Continue Reading →

Talking to walls… NOT

by Keizer Philip Ancajas BA Multimedia Studies student, UPOU I am not that sociable. It’s not me to act so much of a social butterfly, but what I do want when I talk to someone on the phone, especially if I’m needing help, is to feel that they know what they’re doing.  It’s a kind... Continue Reading →

Student Support Services

by Phoebe May Apostol In this time of disruption, students --including University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) students who have been used to distance learning-- are experiencing different kinds of problems and challenges.  Problems towards the uncertain future brought about by the pandemic as well as problems on how to cope with their studies  are... Continue Reading →

Climate Change, My Story

by Keizer B. Ancajas Why should I care? I got problems of my own. This is one of the most common things that one could say about things like these. It’s in this lens where we could fool ourselves into thinking that one candy wrapper wouldn’t do much anyway, and it won’t even be our... Continue Reading →

Words from my Wise Professor

by Moireen Espinosa (DComm) Among the prestigious roster of faculty, Dr. Felix Librero (or Sir Lex as we’d call him in class), was one of my Professors in the University of the Philippines Open University  (UPOU) Doctor of Communication (DComm) Program. Although I have not met him in person, I could sense his mentorship and... Continue Reading →

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