Hugot ng Bayan Para sa Halalan: A Forum on the People's Agenda for the National Elections


To help Filipinos make informed choices for the May 2016 national elections. The topics discussed were on Education, Information and Communications Technology, Economics, National Defense, Policy and Governance, Women and Poverty, Health and Nutrition, and Environment.


29 March 2016 and 03 May 2016

Target Beneficiaries

UPOU-FMDS Stakeholders and General Public

Office in charge

FMDS (in cooperation with the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns)

Office Profile Degree granting or non-degree granting Purpose of creation Location in the hierarchy

Degree and non-degree granting/ As a collective of various disciplines spanning from the health to the environment to management and to the development fields, it deals with policy, program and development concerns related to environment and natural resources management, land valuation, research and development, nursing, international health, social work and public management. These thematic areas have become the teaching, research, extension and public service areas of the FMDS over time/ The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) is one of the three faculties of studies of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). It was established in 2004 when the then Faculties of Health Sciences and of Management Studies, both established in 1995, were merged.

Official Website and Social Media Accounts

Official Website: Facebook Twitter Instagram Wordpress Youtube

External links for documentation

Contact Details

Telefax: (63 49) 536 6010 Trunkline: (63 49) 536 6001 to 06 local 333 Mailing Address: UP Open University, 4031 Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MOU with the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental


The major objectives of this cooperation are to:

  1. Provide social work field education placements at the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) for post-graduate students from the Social Work Program of UPOU;
  2. Enhance the clinical social work practice, community organizing, social administration, project management, policy development, strategic management, service delivery, research advocacy, and resource development capacities of Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) whichever is necessary upon agreement of the parties; and
  3. Contribute to social development in the Philippines and other parts of the world in general and the development of the social work profession in particular.


February 15, 2016 to February 14, 2017

Office in Charge

FMDS in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental