Baguio City is one of the richest City in the Philippines in terms of local economy, culture, arts, history and natural resources. The City is also a haven for treasure hunters.
After the end of World War 2, many believed that the Japanese forces headed by General Yamashita left enormous volume of treasures that were stolen from neighboring countries during their last battle in Benguet . Some succeeded in finding a portion of it such as Rogelio Roxas who found the controversial “Golden Buddha”. With that alone, It is clear that hidden treasures in Baguio is not a myth but it is a fact to be discovered.
However, the most important hidden treasure of all that we must seek is not made of gold or silver but the precious gems of insight so that we might gain the “full assurance of understanding . . . , both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:2-3). The hidden treasure of knowing the Lord more completely is found in the Bible. The psalmist said, “I rejoice at Your Word as one who finds great treasure” (Ps. 119:162).
reference: Our Daily Bread 2013, December 22, 2013