The Student Orientation That Was

Have you ever asked yourself the same question over and over again? There was a point in time that every student studying under UPOU had their first taste of what distance education is. All of us continuing students had a time where we reconsider every step we take and all of us questioned our own... Continue Reading →

Strategic Communication in Science and Technology

By Lex Librero, PhD Professor Emeritus U.P. Open University DISCLOSURE I delivered the original version of this article as a keynote address during the 7th anniversary of the Department of Development Management, UPLB College of Economics and Management on March 2, 1994.  I was then the Associate Dean, UPLB College of Agriculture. Please read this... Continue Reading →

July is National Disaster Resilience Month

July is National Disaster Resilience Month in the country by virtue of Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on 28 June 2017. Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the observance was renamed to NDRM to highlight the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience. This year's theme is "Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay... Continue Reading →

Prewriting Exercises

Are you looking at a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen and cannot think of anything to write?  Here are some prewriting exercises to help you get started. These personal strategies were shared by Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) and Director of... Continue Reading →

6 Tips to a Better School Term

Summer is almost over. But there is still  time for last minute outings and a few trips to the beach. And for us UPOU students, what better way to spend the last days of our summer than to contemplate about the decisions that we have made about our lives in the comfort of our oven-like... Continue Reading →

UPOU celebrates 2018 Women’s Month

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) joins the nation in the celebration of the 2018 National Women’s Month. To start off this year’s celebration, the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns initiated  the UPOU Women’s Month Kick Off Program during the UPOU flag ceremony on 5 March 2018. During the program, the ‘UPOU Gender... Continue Reading →


Who says workshops can’t be fun?  At the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), the regular Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) Orientation takes an interesting  turn and gives a new meaning to LOL. UPOU FMDS conducts a regular Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) Orientation as part of the Faculty’s thrust to... Continue Reading →

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