MARVIN and Melvin Nacua were planning to join the Sinulog, their aunt Ofelia Laoc said yesterday.
Their father, Mario, had promised to help the Sandiego dance troupe during its performance in the Sinulog grand parade on Sunday.
The three were planning to use part of the payment they would get from cleaning the septic tank of a pension house in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar to pay for their trip to Cebu City. They were offered the job of manually cleaning a septic tank of the Traveller’s Inn for P5,000.
But the brothers and their father suffocated after inhaling the fumes inside the septic tank last Sunday.
Carcar Mayor Nice Apura, in a separate phone interview, said he will ask the council to pass an ordinance that will prohibit manual cleaning of septic tanks.
“Manual cleaning of septic tanks is unhealthy,” he said.
Apura has also ordered the Office of the Building Official to check the structure of the establishment, which is owned by Carcar Councilor Jeson Fernandez. (more)