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MPM Graduating Student Third in the CES Written Exam Passers

Ermin V. Lucino, a graduating student of the Master of Public Management (MPM) of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UP Open University, is the third on the top of the list who took the 2 June 2013 Career Executive Service Board examination. He got a rating of 87.69% in the written exam. 

Mr. Lucino is the Planning Officer IV of the Santa Rosa City Planning and Development Office. 

He and the rest of the board passers are now qualified to take the second examination stage at the Assessment Center (AC), a series of simulation exercises that involve work-based situations designed to measure the examinees’ managerial capability and responsibilities. 

Three hundred ninety eight (398) officials from the different government and private agencies took the written exam. Of this, 122 (or 30.6 percent) passed the exam. 

The complete list of written exam passers can be viewed at


FMDS joined the UPOU Research Workshop

FMDS took part in the recently concluded UPOU Research Workshop held last June 6, 2013 at the AVR, UPOU Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna. 

The workshop participants talked about the issues on advancing research productivity in UPOU, shared research interests and achievements, and created research teams based on areas of interests. Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, UPOU Chancellor, opened the workshop. She encouraged the participants to continue creating a culture of research in the workplace. 

Dr. Inocencio Buot, Jr., Dean of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, shared his experiences in research and academic publishing. He expounded on the qualities of peer-reviewed research papers and the relevance of publishing. Furthermore, he noted that research should address disciplinal and societal problems.



FMDS held its strategic planning last 20 May 2013

Full-time faculty members and staff attended the strategic planning of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the UP Open University last 20 May 2013 at the Sandbox, UPOU. 

They reviewed past activities, programs and projects of FMDS. Likewise, they evaluated the issues, challenges and trends that may impact on the vision, mission and goals of UP, UPOU and FMDS. They analyzed if the stated vision, mission and goals of FMDS are still relevant and if FMDS still adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence, service and social responsibility. 

From this viewpoint, they discussed and planned the FMDS activities, initiatives, strategies and priorities for action for the next three years, 2013-2016.

A strategic work plan was finalized to be submitted and discussed during the UPOU’s strategic planning to be held on June 3-4, 2013. 



 FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (2nd semester 2018-2019)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)
  • Area of Specialization (May 10, 2019)

Master of ASEAN Studies (July 5, 2019)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (July 16, 2019)
  • Methodology (July 18, 2019)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (May 29 , 2019)
  • Major Field (May 31, 2019)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (May 28, 2019)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (May 30, 2019)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (June 1, 2019)

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