UP Aggregates, Inc.
|President||Ederlyn J. Bandong|
|Motto||Sieved. Reinforced. Tested.|
|Location||G/F Melchor Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines 1101|
The University of the Philippines Aggregates, Incorporated also known as UP Aggregates, Inc. or simply Aggre is an organization of civil engineering students based in the Institute of Civil Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman.
The UP Aggregates, came into being in July 1985, when the need for a more fulfilling student organization arose in the hearts of twenty-nine civil engineering students, an organization that would recognize their academic objectives as well as provide an outlet for meaningful extra-curricular participation. Thus, the UP Aggregates was born.
Quickly establishing itself as an active participant in numerous campus activities, the UP Aggregates has even organized a few of its own activities such as film showings, sales, seminars, and outreach programs.
An ideal academic organization should promote academic excellence among its members. Through the years, we have worked hard to reach that ideal. That hard work has born fruits for us, as many of today’s civil engineers who were once part of the UP Aggregates has been constantly reaping success in the civil engineering profession.
Although the organization prioritizes academics, the organization members do not confine themselves to round the clock studying. They regularly participate in numerous campus and civic activities that suit different members of different inclinations. The organization holds sports festivals and joins University sporting events. The organization also promotes teamwork, discipline, and leadership towards the development of oneself that leads to become social individuals.
In 2003, through the hard work of our committees, the organization has been recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become, UP Aggregates, Incorporated, now stronger and bolder.
This year marks the UP Aggregates, Inc. 27th anniversary. As the members aim to continuously accelerate the organization’s growth, whilst inspiring lives of colleagues and contemporaries, the group has lined up new activities and formulated new ideas that would help them achieve the said goals. The UP Aggregates, Inc., as an essential and integrated part of the College of Engineering and of the whole UP community, hopes to be dynamic as the time demands them to be, to continue setting the goals and realizing them for the years to come.
The 2010 constitution of UP Aggregates, Inc. highlights the structure of the organization. It is headed by the President, who is elected by all active members at-large. The organization is divided to eight standing committees, namely the Academics Committee, Alumni Relations Committee, Applications Committee, Finance Committee, Logistics Committee, Membership Committee, Press and Publications Committee and Ways and Means Committee. The people who handle these committees are called committee heads and are also elected by all active members at-large.
The Membership Committee handles all internal and external affairs of the organization and is headed by the Membership Committee Head. He also holds the office of the Vice President of the organization. The Membership Committee is also responsible to promoting the well-being of the members of the organization, proper classification of membership and is second in the order of precedence after the President.
The Logistics Committee assists the Secretary in the discharge of his duties. The head of the Logistics Committee is also the executive secretary of the organization. He is responsible for taking care of all records and documents of the organization, meeting schedules, correspondences and properties of the organization.
The Finance Committee takes charge of all finances and internal income generating activities of the organization. The head of the Finance Committee is also the executive treasurer of the organization. The treasurer keeps all financial records and assets of UP Aggregates, Inc., collects all dues from the members, prepares financial statements and acts as the handlers of all business transactions of the organization.
The Academic Committee stimulates all academic activities of the organization. The head of the academic committee tracks academic performance of its members, sets review sessions and activities that boost academic welfare of the organization and organizes the Aggregates academic archives.
The Alumni Relations Committee serves as the link between the resident members and alumni of UP Aggregates, Inc. The head of the alumni relations committee acts as the official representative of UP Aggregates, Inc. to all meetings of UP Aggregates Alumni Association, holds the alumni database and conducts induction of members into the alumni association.
The Applications Committee processes the all application for membership activities of the organization. The head of the applications committee organizes events and other things to promote bonds and companionship between applicants and members of the organization.
The Ways and Means Committee is involved with all external money generating activities of the organization such as sponsorship and marketing proposals. The head of the ways and means committee is also the marketing officer of the organization and manages the corporate portfolio of UP Aggregates.
Board of Directors, 2012-13
- President: Ederlyn Jallorina Bandong (08B)
- Vice President: Dominique Charmaine Danduan Aranas (09B)
- Secretary/Logistics Committee Head: Robin James Escasinas Enclona (09B)
- Treasurer/Finance Committee Head: Jerome Galler Pascual (10B)
- Academics Committee Head: John Lemar Magbitang Tirao (11A)
- Alumni Relations Committee Head: Edgar Mari Suarez Saroca (09B)
- Applications Committee Head: Arturo C. Rivera III (10B)
- Press and Publications Committee Head: Maricar Labalan Rabonza (08B)
- Ways and Means Committee Head: Maria Anjelica Pinatacan Ancheta (08B)