Kabankalan City

‘No Treasure in Kabankalan’

Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco appealed to the public not to believe the reports of hidden treasures in their city.

“There is no treasure in Kabankalan,” Zayco said.

Zayco made the appeal after three brothers died of suffocation inside a hole they dug in search of hidden treasures inside a purported tunnel.

Supt. German Garbosa, Kabankalan police chief, identified the fatalities as Danilo Nabas, 42, and his two younger brothers, Rolando, 40, and Reynante, 33, of Sitio (sub-village) Bugtong, Tan-awan village.

3 Brothers Die in ‘Gold Digging’

Three brothers were killed after they were suffocated in a 20-foot deep hole they excavated allegedly to look for gold in Sitio Bugtong, Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan City around 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 6.

Police Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victims as Renante, 33, married; Rolando, 42, married; and Danilo, 42, married –all surnamed Nabas, residents of the place.

The victims were declared dead on arrival by attending physician at Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in the City.

Man Dies After Jumping off Ro-Ro

A resident of Kabankalan City died in Dumangas, Iloilo hospital after jumping overboard from Tri-Star roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) vessel while the ship was still maneuvering from the port at about 5 o’clock in the morning yesterday.

Lieutenant Commander Jomark Angue, Dumangas Coast Guard station commander identified the victim as John Rey Buenaflor, 25 years old, of Barangay Tabugon, a hinterland barangay of Kabankalan.

Buenaflor was suffering from mental illness, according to his father Edgardo, 45 years old. He did not elaborate on his son’s illness.

Pag-IBIG Now Accepts Payments in Kabankalan, Sagay Daily

The branches of the Home Development Mutual Fund, or Pag-IBIG Fund, in the cities of Kabankalan and Sagay are now accepting payments daily to make it more convenient for its members there and in nearby areas.

Housing Relationship Officer Michael Lurica said member services offices in Sagay and Kabankalan used to collect payments only on a particular day of the week, making it a hassle on the part of employers who need to go to Bacolod City just to pay.


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