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Finaflor F. Taylan


   Assistant Professor 3
   Faculty of Management and Development Studies
   UP Open University

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Finaflor F. Taylan is an Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies of the UP Open University. Her main research interests include: social work; development; social programs and services; human rights; social justice, welfare, governance, poverty, marginalization; community development and basic sectors of society.

She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work (magna cum laude), and finished her Master of Social Work in the University of the Philippines Diliman.


Media Expertise

Finaflor F. Taylan welcomes media inquiries on:

social, economics and political structures and processes; social work theory and practice; social research; social administration and supervision; as well as human behavior and social change. 


Researches and Publications


Social Work Education of UPOU towards Openness Competency Needs and Observed Realities of Social Workers and Development Workers: Implications to the Social Work Program of UP Open University. 

Participatory Action Research (PAR) on Child Care in San Juan, Batangas (with Rio Grace Otara)

Learning from the Ground: Urban Young people; Actors of Change?  The Case of Quezon City October  


A Proposed Model on Integrative Wellbeing of People and Communities. Journal of Nature Studies 13 (1): 58-69; ISSN: 1655-3179 .

Filipino Social Work Educators Unite to Advance a More Responsive Social Work Education IFSW Newsletter Asia and Pacific Region; Issue 2

Integrative Model on Migration. International Social Work Conference 2012 Conference Proceedings.

To Move or Not to Move?: A Model in Response to Housing Problem. Luceat: Faculty Journal of St. Bridget College, College Department,  Batangas City Volume VI No. 1 2011

Respecting Diversity, Mobilizing for Equality towards Social Transformation. CSWCD Magazine UP Diliman . April 2009 Vol. IX, No.1

Tracing the Roots of a Community Foundation: The Story of Pondong Pinoy (with Lourdes Didith Mendoza). Small Changes, Intersect Magazine April – June 2006, pp. 9-11

Pondo ng Pinoy: Changing Times, One Crumb at a Time (with Fermin Adriano, Gemma Rita Marin, and Ronna Mercado). Small Changes, Intersect Magazine April – June 2006, pp. 12-16

Stifled No More? (with Rosary Diane B. Maligalig and Diana Jean V. Moraleda) Which Way to the Truth? The National Situationer, Intersect Magazine October- December 2005, pp. 12-16

From the Babe’s Mouth. Facing Poverty, Intersect Magazine January – March 2005, pp. 34-36


Public Service

Member, Working Committee on the Asia-Pacific Regional Amplification of the Global Social Work definition

Director, Office of Gender Concerns UPOU

Secretary General, Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS) 

Project team member,  trainer and coach
NASWEI-UNICEF Project on Increasing the Capacity of Local Government Social Workers on Case Management vis-à-vis Child Protection in Yolanda-affected areas
May 2014- May 2015

Member, Professional Regulation Commission Screening Committee 
June 2013- June 2014

Trainings on social work and gender 



DMSW Comprehensive Exam

This is a gentle reminder for DMSW Comprehensive exam takers who finished all 39 units (MSW) and 33 units (DSW) last 1st semester AY 2018-2019. You should be enrolled for residency this 2nd semester before taking the exam on May 6, 8, and 10, 2019.

Please get in touch with the Program Chair as soon as possible or before May 1, 2019.

 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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