MALAYBALAY CITY | BUKIDNON NEWS | COMMENTARY | OPINION – Following a reportedly “promising” Tapok Tapok a.k.a. night cafe during the recently concluded 134th Aldaw Ta Malaybalay, we were told that the Malaybalay City council now has plans of making this night cafe thing a permanent fixture.
Reportedly, the proposal to turn a street beside the Plaza Rizal into a night cafe every Friday and Saturday is now pending before the Malaybalay City Council. Now, the big question is — is this a good or bad idea?
Remember the recent burning of vehicles in Barangay Dalwangan, Malaybalay City? And what about those 4 Malaybalay City cops who got ambushed? Should we still worry about these things?
Do we have enough policemen to guard not only the Tapok Tapok / proposed night cafe but the other areas in the city as well?
We understand that the businesses that participate in this night cafe usually sell food and drinks — i.e. barbecue, pika-pika, small meals, softdrinks, beer (and perhaps other alcoholic drinks). While this event can be good for business (and tourism, we think), does this also mean that it’s good in terms of security for the residents of the city?
Night cafes are not new in Malaybalay City, though. Since a few years ago, a month-long night cafe is usually conducted every December at Freedom Park.
What do you think — is the proposed Malaybalay City regular night cafe a good or bad idea? Please share your thoughts below