Dr. Merites M. Buot, an affiliate faculty member of the Faculty of Education (FEd), University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), bagged the Best Presenter Award in Social Science category during the 1st International Conference on Science, Technology and Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICoSTES) held on 10-11 September 2018 at University Islam Malang, Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
Her research paper titled "The Influence of Education in Enhancing Community Wellbeing" focused on identifying the value of education as a sub-indicator in the sociocultural capital dimension. It is needed in community preparation and in determining the community well-being.

ICoSTES is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration among the ASEAN professionals, academicians and researchers in the fields of basic science, applied science, social sciences, humanities and arts, technology and engineering in promoting sustainable development in the ASEAN region.

Dr. Buot is currently the Program Coordinator of the Professional Teaching Certificate (PTC), a non-degree program offered by the Faculty of Education. She also serves as faculty-in-charge (FIC) and tutor of some of the Physical Education courses of the Faculty such as PE 1 and PE 2 (Hatha Yoga). She is a member of FEd Social and Cultural Committee.


This event is FREE and open to the public.Register at bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar49#StopCOVIDDeathsThis event is FREE and open to the public.Register at bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar49A year ago, a small group gathered to pull together the first STOP COVID DEATHS webinar hosted by the University of the Philippines. At that point in time, close to 24 frontline doctors and nurses had already died from COVID-19. The intention of the webinar series was to overcome fear, promote good practices, and quickly disseminate information to all health practitioners and facilities --- whatever was the evolving knowledge on management and treatment of COVID-19 based on the experience of world-class Philippine experts.Currently, there are 945,000+ cases, 16,000+ deaths, and 141,000+ active cases in the Philippines. More than a million overseas Filipino workers have returned, with more than 15,000 positive for SARSCoV2. There have been almost 50 Stop COVID Deaths webinars featuring the leading clinicians and experts from various disciplines. We move forward, we persevere, but how are we doing in terms of our own well-being?At no other point in time in recent history have medical and health frontliners been subjected to the trauma of multiple deaths on a daily basis, the inability to comfort or touch patients or their family members, loss within their own circle of co-workers, if not death in their families.In this webinar, Philippine General Hospital Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Anselmo Tronco leads the discussion on how frontliners seek and continue to find meaning in serving patients despite the adverse conditions they face. COVID-19 survivor and PGH Spokesperson Dr. Jonas del Rosario will share his personal journey through COVID-19 and back, and how he has coped with the grief of losing both his parents to the pandemic; Ardie Lopez, who composed the anthem of the webinar (that recently won an award) will speak on his own expression of faith and hope in these difficult times.Opening Remarks by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and UP President, Prof. Danilo L. Concepcion.Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!Together we can STOP COVID DEATHSLet's stay connected! Subscribe to our official mailing list: groups.io/g/stopcoviddeaths-up-edu-ph#StopCOVIDDeaths#COVID19 #COVID19PH ... See MoreSee Less
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The @upopenu Ugnayan ng Pahinungód and Concentrix Philippines will launch the MOOC titled Introductory Course on Contact Center Services on 1 May 2021.
To enroll, visit the MODeL website at https://model.upou.edu.ph/.

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