TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The holiday decorations and lights continue to draw visitors at the City Hall which bustles with activity every night as families take their children out amid easing of restrictions.
Recently, nightlife at the City Hall got even livelier with the opening of a small street food park providing snacks to visitors as they take pictures and stroll around the City Hall compound.
Located at the City Hall’s streetscape area, the food park will run until December 29 and is open from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
A total of 25 slots were opened to street food vendors to sell at the streetscape, said Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) chief Pierre Galicia. Rent was given at a discount of Php 300 from the regular rate of around Php 1,800 as the city government wants to help street food vendors who were among those adversely affected by months-long lockdowns, Galicia said.
Parking at the streetscape is banned during the operating hours of the food park and personnel of the BPLO, Public Order and Safety Office, and the Tabuk City Police Station monitor and secure the area.
Amid scenes reminiscent of pre-pandemic normalcy, health officials remind the public the threat of COVID-19 is still present and minimum health protocols especially the wearing of face mask must be strictly observed.
The public is also reminded to observe cleanliness and throw their trash in the garbage bags and bins scattered around the City Hall compound. By Iryll Sicnao