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.