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D’ Japanese Tunnel in Davao

After World War II, the legend of the Yamashita treasure seduced many treasure hunters to Davao, particularly in Mintal, Tugbok District (now declared as the Japanese Heritage Site of the City), where hiding places for the war loots were supposedly buried deep underground within numerous foxholes and crisscrossing tunnels built by soldiers and prisoners of war.

Philippines is one of 15 nations with most number of Miss Universe awards

Philippines is one of 15 nations with most number of Miss Universe awards SOURCE: Article by Rose-An Jessica Dioquino from  GMAnews online 09/13/2011 After Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup’s fourth-place finish in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday, the Philippines remains one of four Asian countries on the list of top 15 nations with the most number of awards from the prestigious beauty contest. Overall, 16 candidates from the Philippines made it beyond the preliminary round of the Miss Universe pageant, with two of them taking home the title, four years apart: 1954 – Blesilda Ocampo (semifinalist) 1963 – Lalaine Bennett (3rd runner-up) 1965 – Louise Vail Aurelio (semifinalist) 1966 – Maria Clarinda Soriano (semifinalist) 1969 – Gloria Diaz (Miss Universe, ten best in swimsuit) 1972 – Armi Barbara Crespo (semifinalist) 1973 – Margarita Moran (Miss Universe, Miss Photogenic) 1974 – Guadalupe Sanchez (semifinalist) 1975 – Rose Mari Brosas (4th runner-up) 1980 – Maria Rosario “Chat” Silayan (3rd runner-up) 1984 – Maria Desiree Verdadero (3rd runner-up) 1987 – Geraldine Asis (semifinalist) 1994 – Charlene Gonzales​ …