You might be one of those Filipino Treasure Hunters searching for the buried treasures that are hidden by the Japanese Empire during the previous World War 2. It was believed that the Japanese Empire had such incredible amount of wealth that they had plundered from one country to another. Philippines was the last destination where the final battle had taken place.
The Japanese Empire had surrendered to General Mac Arthur who came to the rescue of all Filipino people. However, during the tremendous battle, it was believed that the Japanese Soldiers had hidden all treasures in various places of the country. But according to the Japanese people, they had managed to transport all these treasures into their own homeland successfully and there is nothing hidden or left in the Philippines.
Whoever is telling the truth, it's all up to the Treasure Seekers to prove whether its real or not. In contradiction to the claims of the old Japanese people, there are already some proof that treasures of golden Buddhas and piles of gold bars has been uncovered during the Marcos Regime. The late President Ferdinand Marcos according to most Filipino people claims that he had acquired such an abundant wealth through excavation of these hidden treasures.
So is it easy to find these treasures if they really do exists?
The simple answer is no. You would be lucky if you have a map. A powerful metal detector would also be of great help but most equipment fails to do so since the type of soil in the Philippines contains a lot of metallic particles not to include those hot rocks.
If ever that you are in possession of a map and you have successfully found the location, you need to be careful since digging involves some risks. Do you think that the Japanese will simply bury their treasures without placing traps?
You have to expect deadly traps such as vintage bombs and poisons. In most cases, the type of soil that the Japanese uses to cover their buried treasures are different from the common type of soil that you can find around. In other terms, it is also considered as a sign and continuous digging is suggested.