For more than two decades now, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has been playing a pivotal role in widening access to quality education especially to sectors that are not normally reached by the conventional educational system. The UPOU is the pioneer and leading institution in open and distance learning (ODL) in the Philippines and the 5th Constituent Unit (CU) of the University of the Philippines (UP) System.

The Office of the Legal Aid (OLA) is an institutional unit in charge of the clinical legal education program of the University of the Philippines College of Law. Aside from providing law students with exposure to actual law practice, OLA inculcates in the minds of law students the concepts of public service and social justice by providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it. Many Filipinos find themselves involved in legal disputes requiring legal representation or simply need advice on legal issues but do not have sufficient resources to engage the services of private lawyers. OLA aims to bridge this gap by providing the legal service they need, while also giving its interns learning experience by handling actual cases.


The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) serves as the extension arm of the College, providing veterinary services to the surrounding community and laboratory for training junior and senior clinicians. It has facilities for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and disorders of farm, companion, laboratory, wild and exotic animals. It now has two stations, the Los Baños Station in Maahas and the Diliman Station in Quezon City. VTH collaborates with various organizations and institutions in conducting activities that promote the care, health and wellness of animals as well as responsible pet ownership and tours for students who are considering Veterinary Medicine as a career.


To provide expert assistance towards the eradication of Rabies by the Year 2020, the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (DVCS), the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and the Extension Coordination Committee of the College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) conduct annual anti-rabies vaccination drives. The CVM Faculty and students, in collaboration with CVM alumni, local government units and private organizations and institutions, vigorously involve themselves in this meaningful activity.


The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (DVCS), Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hold spay and neuter programs throughout the year. This service, usually conducted in both the Los Baños, Laguna and Diliman, Quezon City Stations, caters to the residents of UP Los Baños, UP Diliman as well as their neighboring communities. The program enables the College to aid in the control of the animal population, especially stray dogs and cats. The CVM Faculty, students, and alumni actively participate in this worthwhile endeavor.


The Extension Program of UPLBCAFS-LGRTS is a Public Service endeavor composed of Training, Technology Demonstration, Technical Advisory and Products Distribution of seedlings, seeds and planting materials to clients. There are both seasonal and on demand program for training. Seasonal training is in collaborative with the La Granja Agricultural Research and Development Center, a consortium wherein we are the Training coordinator. This caters to graduating Agriculture students all over the country.