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Shoot the Rapids at Pagsanjan Falls, an hour away from UPOU Main Campus

One of Laguna’s most popular tourist attractions, Pagsanjan Falls, is  about an hour away from the office of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) located at the main campus of the UP Open University (UPOU). To get there by bus, you can take a Sta. Cruz bound bus just in front of the UPOU Headquarters. From Sta. Cruz, the capital of Laguna, take a jeep to the next town of Pagsanjan.

To reach the refreshing cool waters of Pagsanjan Falls, take an hour boat ride passing through Bumbungan and Balanac Rivers. You will pass through 14 rapids, with the help of two boatmen. If you are the sporty type person, you can hike to the falls from Cavinti, a nearby town. After 500 steps and two vertical ladders, you will be at the bottom of the falls. From there, you can take raft ride passing through the waterfalls into the Devil’s cave.  

For the return trip, you will shoot the rapids of Pagsanjan Falls. Individuals who have shoot the rapids of the 91-m tall Pagsanjan Falls claim it is an exhilarating experience.

Pagsanjan Falls is the location shoot of the last scene of the Hollywood film Apocalypse Now.



FMDS Comprehensive Exam Date Schedule 1st semester 2017-2018

Diploma in Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment (October 24, 2017)

Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 26, 2017)


Master of Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment

Social Welfare Policies and Research

(October 24, 2017)

Social Work Profession and Practice

Social Agency , Leadership and Management

(October 26, 2017)

Area of Specialization (October 28, 2017)


Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

General Field (October 27, 2017)

Major Field (October 28, 2017)


Master of Public Management

General Field (November 6, 2017)

Public Policy and Program Administration (November 8, 2017)

Local Government and Regional Administration(LGRA) & Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (November 10, 2017)


Master of Arts in Nursing (January 9 and 11, 2018)


Master of ASEAN Studies (January 12, 2018)


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