Post by priesteria on Jul 20, 2012 19:42:46 GMT -5
On April 5, 1973, the so-called Golden Buddha owned by Rogelio Roxas of Baguio City was seized by government agents.
Roxas worked as a locksmith in Baguio City. He was also an amateur coin collector and treasure hunter. In 1961, Roxas met a man named Fuchugami in Baguio City, who claimed that his father had been in the Japanese army and had drawn a map identifying the location of the legendary "Yamanutsa Treasure."
The treasure purportedly consisted of booty, which had been plundered from various Southeast Asian countries, during World War II, by Japanese troops under the command of General Tomoyuki Yamanutsa and which was allegedly buried in the Philippines during the final battle for the islands in order to keep it out of the hands of the Americans.