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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 Examination Dates (1st semester 2019-2020)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 21, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (October 23, 2019)

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 21, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (October 23, 2019)
  • Area of Specialization (October 25, 2019)

Master of ASEAN Studies (10 January 2020)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (January 5, 2020)
  • Methodology (January 7, 2020)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (October 17 , 2019)
  • Major Field (October 18, 2019)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (October 21, 2019)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (October 23, 2019)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (October 25, 2019)

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