IF THERE'S one good thing the pandemic has done for Cebuanos, it has inspired us to build and foster meaningful relationships with one another within the community. Artists are releasing new works, home businesses are thriving and the spirit of generosity has been at full display.
In the town of Liloan, Cebu, a new food park has emerged bringing all of these together — think, aspiring food brands, a vibe that borrows the beauty of nature and supporting foodies in one place.
Welcome to Move Park - Liloan.
Of course, strict health and safety protocols are in place and practiced.
“We opened because we wanted to help the local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. At least, everyone now has a venue,” shared entrepreneur Katherine Jumapao.
Located beside Gaisano Grand Liloan, there is a big signage along the national highway that leads you to the place.
Currently, there are 11 stalls at Move Park - Liloan featuring several homegrown brands and delicacies: Batchoy and BBQ, Ava Sizzling House, Zoey Burger, Pungko2 sa Liloan, Crispy Chicken, Mamers Tuslob Buwa, Zobelle Milktea and Donuts, Dantown Coffee, Takuyaki, Balot sa Nigo and Fig Bar.
With the power of food, paired with that innate thirst for adventure, Cebuano foodies would be delighted to know that this new food park aims to operate for the long run.
“Move Park will also stage events in the future. Like fun rides, raffle nights, acoustic nights, etc.,” said Jumapao.
Evidence of how a community is able to slowly get back on its feet after a devastating phenomenon such as the Covid-19 pandemic, initiatives like Move Park - Liloan should inspire the whole Cebuano community. True to its name, movements can start with simple acts from simple places.
Move Park - Liloan is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and features a huge parking lot at the back for those with vehicles. Reminder to the public: Keep safe, wear your face mask and face shield.