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Buko Pie and Los Banos Go Together

Have you been to Los Banos? If yes, you would be familiar with the recurring scene: People queueing in line in a store along Anos Street, near the bridge, to buy buko pie which is a well known delicacy of Los Banos.

Even buses plying the Sta Cruz-Manila route stop by these stores, whenever a passenger request to do so because he or she will be buying one or two boxes of buko pie for their ‘pasalubong’.

Indeed, Buko Pie and Los Banos go together! Once you have tasted the buko pies offered by The Original Buko Pie, Letty’s Buko Pie, Los Banos Buko Pie, Sheila’s Buko Pie and  even the Collette’s Buko Pie, you will be spoiled for life. Students of the UP Open University (UPOU)  who visit the UPOU campus located in  Los Banos should definitely buy buko pie as  pasalubong to their loved ones.

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If you wish to send buko pie to a love one or a friend living overseas, you can still do so. The Letty’s Buko Pie can reach them, tasty and as if freshly baked.  The owner took advantage of the ‘blast freezing technology’. It is a process of rapidly freezing the buko pies, which increases its shelf life for 12 months. With the help from the Department of Science and Technology Upgrading Program (DOST-SETUP) , the Letty’s Buko Pie adopted the ‘blast freezing technology’ and upgraded its production facility.

So next time, you are in Los Banos, you know where to go and what to buy… buko pie from Los Banos.  


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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