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  | style="border-top: solid 2px #000000;" | Non-profit, academic organization
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | ''Sieved. Reinforced. Tested.''
 
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  | style="border-top: solid 2px #000000;" | G/F Melchor Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines 1101
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Faculty Advisers
 
| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Oscar Victor Antonio<br>Raniel Suiza
 
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: center;font-size: larger; border-top: solid 2px #000000; background-color:#99CCFF;"|'''BOARD OF DIRECTORS <br /> A.Y. 2012-2013'''
 
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | President
 
| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" text-align: center;| Ederlyn J. Bandong
 
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| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" text-align: center; | Dominique Charmaine D. Aranas
 
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| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" text-align: center;| John Lemar M. Tirao
 
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Alumni Relations
 
| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" text-align: center;| Edgar Mari S. Saroca
 
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| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" text-align: center;| Christine G. Zabanal
 
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The '''University of the Philippines Aggregates, Incorporated''' also known as '''UP Aggregates, Inc.''' or simply Aggre is a non-profit, academic organization of civil engineering students based in the Institute of Civil Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman.  
 
The '''University of the Philippines Aggregates, Incorporated''' also known as '''UP Aggregates, Inc.''' or simply Aggre is a non-profit, academic organization of civil engineering students based in the Institute of Civil Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman.  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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.
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UP Aggregates was established in July 1985 when the need for a more fulfilling student organization arose in the hearts of 29 civil engineering students - an organization that would recognize their academic objectives as well as provide an outlet for meaningful extra-curricular participation.
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Quickly establishing itself as an active participant in numerous campus activities, the organization has organized a few of its own activities such as film showings, sales, seminars, and outreach programs.
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In 2003, through the hard work of the resident members, the organization has been recognized by the [[wikipedia:Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines)|Securities and Exchange Commission]] and has become, UP Aggregates, Incorporated.
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On its '''33rd year''', UP Aggregates, Inc. envisions an invigorating environment that strengthens companionship and delivers extensive opportunities for collective growth. The organization seeks to fortify its identity as a community geared towards the pursuit of unity and camaraderie. Aggre aspires to ignite passion among its constituents in their continuous efforts towards academic excellence and holistic growth.
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To '''ignite''' empowerment, the organization will commit to a continuously evolving program for personal and professional development. It will strive to provide its members with well-inspired platforms to discover and develop knowledge and skills whilst encouraging improved communication and productive collaboration. As it continues to mold youth leaders through managing and partaking in efforts inspired by the call to serve their community, Aggre remains fueled by the determination for member welfare and inclusivity.
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==Organizational Structure==
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Based on the '''2017 Constitution''' ''(Article IV, Section 2)'', the highest governing body of the Organization is the Board of Directors, elected by the General Assembly, and is composed of the President, the Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Directors of the standing committees.
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===Committees===
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[[File:AggreCommittees.jpg|thumb|right|450px|The eight standing committees of UP Aggregates, Inc.]]
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The standing committees are as follows:
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* Committee for '''Academic Affairs'''
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* Committee for '''Applications'''
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* Committee for '''External Affairs'''
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* Committee for '''Finance'''
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* Committee for '''Internal Affairs'''
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* Committee for '''Logistics and Secretarial Operations'''
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* Committee for '''Press and Publicity'''
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* Committee for '''Professionals and Alumni Relations'''
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==Flagship Events==
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The organization takes pride in its flagship events in which are used as mediums to promote the longstanding values and principles of UP Aggregates, Inc.
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===Civil Engineering Talk (CET)===
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[[File:CETalk.png|thumb|right|200px|Civil Engineering Talk]]
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An ideal academic organization should promote academic excellence among its members. Through the years, they 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 their committees, the organization has been recognized by the [[wikipedia:Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines)|Securities and Exchange Commission]] and has become, UP Aggregates, Incorporated, now stronger and bolder.
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The '''Civil Engineering Talk''', or CE Talk, is an annual event which aims to expand the knowledge of civil engineering students, to raise their awareness, and to broaden their horizons through a series of highly-informative seminars. The event features highly notable and outstanding civil engineers and professionals who impart their knowledge and skills to over 2000 students from different universities nationwide.
  
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.
 
  
==Organization structure==
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''Visit [https://www.facebook.com/AggreCETalk Civil Engineering Talk] on Facebook.''
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 Board of Directors===
 
All committee heads, together with the President, constitute a separate group known as the "Board of Directors" that are involved with most of the decision-making and planning within the organization.
 
  
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 '''Academics 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.
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===Fix and Focus Forum (FFF)===
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[[File:FFForum.png|thumb|right|200px|Fix and Focus Forum]]
  
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.
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The '''Fix and Focus Forum''' is a sequence of interdisciplinary forum, interactive workshops, and building design competition for top students in both academics and leadership from premier high schools in the Philippines. The event just not aims to be an eye-opener for various horizons, but also to harness the ability of the future nation builders in fixing societal problems while focusing on different specific fields of interest. This gathering intents to encourage innovative thinking in providing solutions and sustainable developments to macro-scale problems.
  
The '''Press and Publications Committee''' leads all external and internal communications and publicity of all events and activities of the organization. The head of the press and publications committee is also the editor-in-chief of ''Sieve'', Aggre's official paper.
 
  
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.
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''Visit [https://www.facebook.com/AggreFFF Fix and Focus Forum] on Facebook.''
  
There is also an ''Auditor'' who is elected at the end of every semester and will have power for one academic semester. The Auditor is not part of the Board of Directors and should not be a member of the Finance Committee. He checks and balances all financial status of the organization and validates all financial statements released by the Treasurer.
 
  
==Members==
 
UP Aggregates, Inc. has ninety-six (96) active members for the first semester, 2012-2013.
 
  
'''President''': Ederlyn Bandong
 
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'''Academics'''
 
* '''John Lemar Tirao'''
 
* Marc Louis Andres
 
* Sedrik Aralar
 
* Dominic Bautista
 
* Harvey Bisa
 
* Laurenz Luigi Cruz
 
* Dan Mari Estanislao
 
* Franz Kristopher Flores
 
* Gabriel Miro
 
* Justin Joseph Valdez
 
* John Carlo Velandres
 
* Mary Jane Venus
 
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'''Alumni Relations'''
 
* '''Edgar Mari Saroca'''
 
* Benzene June Billones
 
* Albie Clarito
 
* Lean Jesselie Dela Cruz
 
* Edgar Angelo Dela Cruz
 
* Paulo Fonollera
 
* Mark Ivan Juinio
 
* Camille Rose Morales
 
* Patrick Nepomuceno
 
* Ernesto Miguel Paggabao
 
* Jan Victor Serra
 
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'''Applications'''
 
* '''Christine Zabanal'''
 
* John Paul Abad
 
* Nonalu Sherida Abao
 
* Krisha Marie Bautista
 
* Andrea Espiritu
 
* Kristina Luy
 
* Marielle Elaida Monteclaro
 
* Ralph Aldrin Ong
 
* Arturo Rivera III
 
* Rafael Angelo Samson
 
* Jayson Silang
 
* Jeshaiah Urrea
 
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'''Finance'''
 
* '''Jerome Pascual'''
 
* Yvette Ivy Bautista
 
* Arlene Joy Co
 
* Francis Jerome de Lara
 
* Shem Dosol
 
* Neil Amery Fabi
 
* Melanie Gaspa
 
* Mark Daniel Ibanez
 
* Ramene Lim
 
* Lorielyn Martineez
 
* Joanne Sanchez
 
* Christian Darwin Valencia
 
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'''Logistics'''
 
* '''Robin James Enclona'''
 
* Hannah Grace Aventurado
 
* Laura Carlos
 
* Joseph Ervin Changco
 
* Ma. Jhubhel Dela Cruz
 
* Jasper Ian Mendoza
 
* Joanne Marie Parafina
 
* Ralph Soltes
 
* Liezl Anne Sumagaysay
 
* Hazel Charmaine Jean Vilar
 
* Erwin Valdez
 
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'''Membership'''
 
* '''Dominique Charmaine Aranas'''
 
* Dominic Aloc
 
* Ludwin Gene Briones
 
* Iris Joy Canete
 
* Armando Celso, Jr.
 
* April Eunice Esmilla
 
* Hale Jemimah Ines
 
* Maxine Panganiban
 
* Nico Quendangan
 
* Jermaine Ralph Seco
 
* Sarah Lynn Sioting
 
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'''Press and Publications'''
 
* '''Maricar Rabonza'''
 
* Ian Kaye Alejandrino
 
* Antonio Chua, Jr.
 
* Karl Patrick Daliposa
 
* Ronalie Pangyarihan
 
* Flor Angel Prelligera
 
* Beverly May Ramos
 
* Alexis Bryan Rivera
 
* Patrick Joseph Robles
 
* Kenji Cate Tambo
 
* Gideon Valdez
 
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'''Ways and Means'''
 
* '''Maria Anjelica Ancheta'''
 
* Rodgie Ello Cabungcal
 
* Manuel Joseph Calma
 
* Rhey Joseph Daway
 
* Givette Kristine Esguerra
 
* Christian Angelo Manuel
 
* Lawrence Medina
 
* Axl Kieffer Novera
 
* Monikka Mae Tadeo
 
* Nikkei Pfeiffer Tadili
 
* Michael Villaraza
 
* Hershey Kathlyn Yap
 
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===Application===
 
Application for membership to UP Aggregates, Inc. occurs every semester. Application process is designed to promote cooperation, bond and excellence among the organization's members and applicants. While the applicants started to learn more about the organization, their natural gifts and abilities as a student and as a leader are also enhanced and unfolded.
 
  
==Activities==
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===Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz (ESQ)===
[[Image:CE Talk 2012.jpg|thumb|left|Annual Civil Engineering Talk 2012.]]
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[[File:ESQuiz.png|thumb|right|200px|Intercollegiate Aggregates Quiz]]
The UP Aggregates, Inc. conducts the following activities yearly, in an effort to achieve scholastic excellence, foster unity and camaraderie and encourage leadership in all fields among its members and other people involved.
 
  
===Annual Civil Engineering Talk===
 
[[Image:CETalk Aggre.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Participants of the 7th Annual Civil Engineering Talk held at the UP Film Institute last July 2012.]]
 
This symposium which primarily aims to present the civil engineering profession to civil engineering engineering students from various universities. This event has grown to be the major event of the organization that is held annually. This year, the CE Talk garnered over 1600 student participants from the National Capital Region, Region III, and Region IV. Guest speakers such as outstanding faculty members, civil engineering professionals, and alumni are invited as speakers for the event.
 
  
===Gawad Kalinga===
 
The members of the organization have been offering their free labor service to help build houses for the less fortunate people. This has become an annual event in which we cooperate with groups such as Gawad Kalinga in providing aid in shelter and site development for underprivileged communities.
 
  
In an effort to further spread and enlarge the ideals of this activity, the organization is including the participation of the [[wikipedia:Polytechnic University of the Philippines|Polytechnic University of the Philippines]] (PUP) Aggregates chapter. This promises an outreach program that is bigger in scale than any previous years.
 
  
===AggregatES Quiz===
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The '''Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz''', or ESQ, is an annual competition that aims to test the knowledge and expertise of engineering students from different colleges and universities in various fields of the Engineering Sciences. For years, ESQ continues to challenge and develop their competence as well as their values of teamwork, honesty, and camaraderie as future Filipino engineers.  
[[Image:Aggregates Esquiz.jpg|thumb|right|300px|UP Aggregates, Inc. Engineering Science Quiz 2012 was held last February 2012 at the Engineering Theater.]]
 
The UP Aggregates, Inc. Engineering Science (AggregatES) Quiz or simply ES Quiz is a competition open to all engineering students which covers topics in engineering sciences such as statics, dynamics, and mechanics of deformable bodies. Among others, the ES Quiz has been a trademark activity which the UP Aggregates Inc. conducts every year.
 
  
===Salitagisan===
 
This is a board game contest which features word factory as the elimination round and scrabble as the final round.
 
  
===Photofest===
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''Visit [https://www.facebook.com/AggregatESQuiz Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz] on Facebook.''
[[Image:Photofest2013.jpg|thumb|400px|left|Photofest 2013.]]
 
A competition for amateur photographers aiming to showcase the role of civil engineering in the environment and in the society. This contest is available to college students, CE or non-CE, nationwide.  
 
  
===State of the Art Seminar in Civil Engineering===
 
The State of the Art Seminar in Civil Engineering, on its second year, provides the latest topics and trends in all fields of engineering and is participated by engineers in profession. The seminar shares knowledge and expertise among civil engineers in the research and industry and the academe.
 
  
===Engineering Week events===
 
====Lantern MakEng'g====
 
Since the Engineering Week is near Christmas, the organization has arranged a lantern making contest. The lanterns made will be graded by art professionals coming from the UP College of Fine Arts. After deliberation, all the lanterns will be displayed in the halls of the engineering building.
 
  
====Amazeng’g Race====
 
It is a whole day adventure race around the UP Diliman campus. This competition is open to all university students. Within the route, there will be 15 stations that will not only challenge the participants physically but also mentally.
 
  
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[[Image:Filmfest2011.jpg|thumb|left|300px|2011 Film Festival focused on the seven deadly sins.]]
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The main event that UP Aggregates, Inc. will be hosting is the Filmfest. It challenges students to show their artistic side as they make a 20 minute film on a predetermined theme. There will be two screenings of all the films in order to give chance to all students to watch the movies even in their busy schedules. Like any film-making contest, there will be an award ceremony; not only will the best picture win, but there will also be a category for best actor, best actress as well as best director. The films will be judged by professional film-makers from the UP College of Mass Communication.
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==Other Events==
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Besides the organization's flagship events, UP Aggregates, Inc. also holds other smaller events to further develop holistic growth within its members.
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===Anniversary Celebration===
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[[File:AHc.jpg|thumb|right|400px|The Grand Alumni Homecoming]]
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The organization's anniversary celebration takes the form of three events, (1) the Grand Alumni Homecoming, (2) Aggre Gives Back, and (3) Crossover.
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The '''Grand Alumni Homecoming''', or AHc, is UP Aggregates, Inc.'s triennial event which aims to bring together the organization's proud alumni and resident members. It is an occasion where the community dine together in a night of nostalgia and entertainment. AHc also serves as a venue for the election practices of the UP Aggregates Alumni Association, now comprised of more than 700 members.
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'''Aggre Gives Back''', or AGB, aims to reach the outside communities by choosing a beneficiary and immersing the organization to the daily lives of the people inside the community. Charitable works for the chosen community may take different forms such as feeding programs, donations, and acts of service for all.
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'''Crossover''' is the bonding event of the organization's resident members with their alumni and sister organization - that is, PUP Aggregates from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. This event takes the form of a whole day event filled with team-building activities aiming to strengthen their bond with each other.
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===UPCAT Review===
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[[File:UPCATReview.jpg|thumb|right|400px|UPCAT Review]]
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The '''UPCAT Review''' is an annual event held by the Committee for Academic Affairs as part of the organization's advocacy in promoting academic excellence among senior high school (Grade 11) students. The review is conducted for free for a selected school in preparation for the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). The review, which is usually held two to three months before the UPCAT, is done for five Saturdays which each session conducted for five hours led by our members. Aside from the discussion of the special topics in Mathematics, Science, and English, interactive activities and games were included in the review to make it more lively. A diagnostic exam on the first Saturday and a mock exam on the last day is also conducted to gauge how much the participants have learned. Throughout the review, handouts (both hard copy and soft copy) are provided for free as visual aids. For the past few years, the result of the UPCAT Review has been improving as reflected by the increasing passing rate of the participants.
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'''Applicants' Orientation''', or simply Apps' Orye, is an event held by the Committee for Applications every start of the semester. This event is filled with performances, talks, and games which introduces Aggre as an organization to its potential applicants.
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===Ultimate Bonding Experience===
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The '''Ultimate Bonding Experience''', or UBE, is an internal team building event that forges and strengthens the bond between the members of the organization by creating an avenue for them to interact outside the academe.
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The '''Amazing Math Trail''' is a campus tour and Math 21 refresher course in one headed by the Committee for Applications in partnership with the Committee for Academic Affairs. This event is for the incoming freshmen students of the Institute of Civil Engineering as Math 21 is the first required course in the math series for engineering students in the university. This aims to prepare freshmen on what to expect about the course while creating a bond with their fellow coursemates and with the members of the organization.
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===Professional Seminars===
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In line with the mandate of the Committee for Professionals and Alumni Relations, the '''Professional Seminar Series''' aims to cater holistic development of the members. Professional Seminars are conducted regularly for the professional formation of the future engineers, further improving themselves as well-rounded individuals. Distinguished speakers from different institutions are invited to discuss different topics such as career planning, leadership, event handling, and workplace ethics.
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===Enggterpretations Film Festival===
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The '''Enggterpretations Film Festival''', or simply, EFF, is a film-making competition held during the UP College of Engineering's annual Engineering Week and is open to all participating organizations. It serves as an avenue for the participants to unleash their competitive spirit by showcasing their creative talent in the field of filming and interpretation of a given theme.
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==Excellence==
 
==Excellence==
Members of the UP Aggregates, Inc. exhibit excellence, most notable in the field of academics. UP Aggregates, Inc. is home to class valedictorians of the Institute of Civil Engineering for the last three years and to topnotchers of the civil engineering board exams:
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Members of UP Aggregates, Inc. exhibit excellence, most notable in the field of academics.
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The organization is home to many latin honorees and to topnotchers of the civil engineering board exams:
  
* Romeo Longalong (Magna cum laude '10, Top 3 in November 2010 CE Board Exam)
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* Romeo Longalong (Top 3 in the November 2010 CE Board Exam)
* Elvin Bernardo Cruz (Magna cum laude '11, Top 6 in November 2011 CE Board Exam)
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* Elvin Bernardo Cruz (Top 6 in the November 2011 CE Board Exam)
* Benjamin Suarez (Top 8 in May 2012 CE Board Exam)
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* Benjamin Suarez (Top 8 in the May 2012 CE Board Exam)
* John Phillip Lapidez (Magna cum Laude, '12)
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* Dominic Bautista (Top 5 in the November 2014 CE Board Exam)
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* Laurenz Luigi Cruz (Top 9 in the November 2014 CE Board Exam)
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* Mark Daniel Ibanez (Top 10 in the September 2017 LET Board Exam)
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* Jaydee Lucero (Top 1 in the November 2018 CE Board Exam)
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* Jayvee Marjes (Top 7 in the November 2018 CE Board Exam)
  
Some members of the organization also participated and obtained awards from different prestigious engineering competitions in and outside the country:
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Some members of the organization also participated and obtained awards from different prestigious engineering competitions in and outside the country.
  
* Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools 2011, 2012 (Taipei)
 
* Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Award of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
 
* 2012 Executives' Challenge (UP Los Banos)
 
* 2010 Engineering Math Competition (UP Los Banos)
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/UP.Aggregates UP Aggregates, Inc.] on Facebook.
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/UP.Aggregates UP Aggregates, Inc.] on Facebook.
* [https://twitter.com/#!/upaggregatesinc UP Aggregates, Inc.] on Twitter.
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* [https://twitter.com/upaggregatesinc UP Aggregates, Inc.] on Twitter.
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U.P. Aggregates, Inc.
UPAggreLogo.png
Established July 21, 1985
Category Non-profit, academic organization
Motto Sieved. Reinforced. Tested.
Location G/F Melchor Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines 1101
E-mail upaggregatesinc@gmail.com upaggregates@coe.upd.edu.ph

The University of the Philippines Aggregates, Incorporated also known as UP Aggregates, Inc. or simply Aggre is a non-profit, academic organization of civil engineering students based in the Institute of Civil Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

History

UP Aggregates was established in July 1985 when the need for a more fulfilling student organization arose in the hearts of 29 civil engineering students - an organization that would recognize their academic objectives as well as provide an outlet for meaningful extra-curricular participation.

Quickly establishing itself as an active participant in numerous campus activities, the organization has organized a few of its own activities such as film showings, sales, seminars, and outreach programs.

In 2003, through the hard work of the resident members, the organization has been recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become, UP Aggregates, Incorporated.

On its 33rd year, UP Aggregates, Inc. envisions an invigorating environment that strengthens companionship and delivers extensive opportunities for collective growth. The organization seeks to fortify its identity as a community geared towards the pursuit of unity and camaraderie. Aggre aspires to ignite passion among its constituents in their continuous efforts towards academic excellence and holistic growth.

To ignite empowerment, the organization will commit to a continuously evolving program for personal and professional development. It will strive to provide its members with well-inspired platforms to discover and develop knowledge and skills whilst encouraging improved communication and productive collaboration. As it continues to mold youth leaders through managing and partaking in efforts inspired by the call to serve their community, Aggre remains fueled by the determination for member welfare and inclusivity.


Organizational Structure

Based on the 2017 Constitution (Article IV, Section 2), the highest governing body of the Organization is the Board of Directors, elected by the General Assembly, and is composed of the President, the Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Directors of the standing committees.


Committees

The eight standing committees of UP Aggregates, Inc.

The standing committees are as follows:

  • Committee for Academic Affairs
  • Committee for Applications
  • Committee for External Affairs
  • Committee for Finance
  • Committee for Internal Affairs
  • Committee for Logistics and Secretarial Operations
  • Committee for Press and Publicity
  • Committee for Professionals and Alumni Relations



Flagship Events

The organization takes pride in its flagship events in which are used as mediums to promote the longstanding values and principles of UP Aggregates, Inc.


Civil Engineering Talk (CET)

Civil Engineering Talk



The Civil Engineering Talk, or CE Talk, is an annual event which aims to expand the knowledge of civil engineering students, to raise their awareness, and to broaden their horizons through a series of highly-informative seminars. The event features highly notable and outstanding civil engineers and professionals who impart their knowledge and skills to over 2000 students from different universities nationwide.


Visit Civil Engineering Talk on Facebook.



Fix and Focus Forum (FFF)

Fix and Focus Forum


The Fix and Focus Forum is a sequence of interdisciplinary forum, interactive workshops, and building design competition for top students in both academics and leadership from premier high schools in the Philippines. The event just not aims to be an eye-opener for various horizons, but also to harness the ability of the future nation builders in fixing societal problems while focusing on different specific fields of interest. This gathering intents to encourage innovative thinking in providing solutions and sustainable developments to macro-scale problems.


Visit Fix and Focus Forum on Facebook.



Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz (ESQ)

Intercollegiate Aggregates Quiz



The Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz, or ESQ, is an annual competition that aims to test the knowledge and expertise of engineering students from different colleges and universities in various fields of the Engineering Sciences. For years, ESQ continues to challenge and develop their competence as well as their values of teamwork, honesty, and camaraderie as future Filipino engineers.


Visit Intercollegiate AggregatES Quiz on Facebook.




Other Events

Besides the organization's flagship events, UP Aggregates, Inc. also holds other smaller events to further develop holistic growth within its members.


Anniversary Celebration

The Grand Alumni Homecoming

The organization's anniversary celebration takes the form of three events, (1) the Grand Alumni Homecoming, (2) Aggre Gives Back, and (3) Crossover.

The Grand Alumni Homecoming, or AHc, is UP Aggregates, Inc.'s triennial event which aims to bring together the organization's proud alumni and resident members. It is an occasion where the community dine together in a night of nostalgia and entertainment. AHc also serves as a venue for the election practices of the UP Aggregates Alumni Association, now comprised of more than 700 members.

Aggre Gives Back, or AGB, aims to reach the outside communities by choosing a beneficiary and immersing the organization to the daily lives of the people inside the community. Charitable works for the chosen community may take different forms such as feeding programs, donations, and acts of service for all.

Crossover is the bonding event of the organization's resident members with their alumni and sister organization - that is, PUP Aggregates from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. This event takes the form of a whole day event filled with team-building activities aiming to strengthen their bond with each other.


UPCAT Review

UPCAT Review

The UPCAT Review is an annual event held by the Committee for Academic Affairs as part of the organization's advocacy in promoting academic excellence among senior high school (Grade 11) students. The review is conducted for free for a selected school in preparation for the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). The review, which is usually held two to three months before the UPCAT, is done for five Saturdays which each session conducted for five hours led by our members. Aside from the discussion of the special topics in Mathematics, Science, and English, interactive activities and games were included in the review to make it more lively. A diagnostic exam on the first Saturday and a mock exam on the last day is also conducted to gauge how much the participants have learned. Throughout the review, handouts (both hard copy and soft copy) are provided for free as visual aids. For the past few years, the result of the UPCAT Review has been improving as reflected by the increasing passing rate of the participants.


Applicants' Orientation

Applicants' Orientation, or simply Apps' Orye, is an event held by the Committee for Applications every start of the semester. This event is filled with performances, talks, and games which introduces Aggre as an organization to its potential applicants.


Ultimate Bonding Experience

Ultimate Bonding Experience




The Ultimate Bonding Experience, or UBE, is an internal team building event that forges and strengthens the bond between the members of the organization by creating an avenue for them to interact outside the academe.






Amazing Math Trail

The Amazing Math Trail is a campus tour and Math 21 refresher course in one headed by the Committee for Applications in partnership with the Committee for Academic Affairs. This event is for the incoming freshmen students of the Institute of Civil Engineering as Math 21 is the first required course in the math series for engineering students in the university. This aims to prepare freshmen on what to expect about the course while creating a bond with their fellow coursemates and with the members of the organization.


Professional Seminars

In line with the mandate of the Committee for Professionals and Alumni Relations, the Professional Seminar Series aims to cater holistic development of the members. Professional Seminars are conducted regularly for the professional formation of the future engineers, further improving themselves as well-rounded individuals. Distinguished speakers from different institutions are invited to discuss different topics such as career planning, leadership, event handling, and workplace ethics.


Enggterpretations Film Festival

The Enggterpretations Film Festival, or simply, EFF, is a film-making competition held during the UP College of Engineering's annual Engineering Week and is open to all participating organizations. It serves as an avenue for the participants to unleash their competitive spirit by showcasing their creative talent in the field of filming and interpretation of a given theme.


Excellence

Members of UP Aggregates, Inc. exhibit excellence, most notable in the field of academics.

The organization is home to many latin honorees and to topnotchers of the civil engineering board exams:

  • Romeo Longalong (Top 3 in the November 2010 CE Board Exam)
  • Elvin Bernardo Cruz (Top 6 in the November 2011 CE Board Exam)
  • Benjamin Suarez (Top 8 in the May 2012 CE Board Exam)
  • Dominic Bautista (Top 5 in the November 2014 CE Board Exam)
  • Laurenz Luigi Cruz (Top 9 in the November 2014 CE Board Exam)
  • Mark Daniel Ibanez (Top 10 in the September 2017 LET Board Exam)
  • Jaydee Lucero (Top 1 in the November 2018 CE Board Exam)
  • Jayvee Marjes (Top 7 in the November 2018 CE Board Exam)

Some members of the organization also participated and obtained awards from different prestigious engineering competitions in and outside the country.


External links