Benguet State University opens online store

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- The Benguet State University (BSU) recently launched its  online store “Tatak BSU”   to showcase and promote the institution’s products including those of local entrepreneurs.


Managed by the University Business Affairs Office, the online store is part of the production services of the university. Among state universities and colleges (SUCs), BSU is the first to establish its online store.

University Business Affairs Office Director Josel Florentin said this is an innovation of the university tapping online marketing “because we want our goods to reach a greater number of people and because we believe our products are good and their quality is competitive.”

BSU President Feliciano Calora Jr. conceptualized the online store in 2016, and tapped Tatak BSU Administrator Sheryl   Fernando to make it materialize.

It took a year   to work on the building of the website and was test run in November last year to address bugs and other issues and concerns, said Fernando.

With 50 BSU products such as bread, cakes, pastries, cookies, candies, jams among others, the online store is now accepting online orders through its website

Fernando said they plan to work with “Go Negosyo” and local entrepreneurs and explore the possibility of partnering with a company servicing online payment scheme, and to collaborate with other SUCs and go beyond the region. Susan C. Aro (JDP/SCA-PIA Benguet)


Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
EL Kikasa