Order of Lapu-Lapu
Awarded forinvaluable or extraordinary service in relation to a campaign or advocacy of the President
CountryPhilippines
Presented by Philippines
Eligibilitygovernment officials and personnel, and private individuals
StatusCurrently awarded
EstablishedApril 7, 2017
Precedence
Next (higher)Presidential Medal of Merit

The Order of Lapu-Lapu (Filipino: Orden ni Lapu-Lapu) is a national order of merit conferred by the President of the Philippines to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals in recognition of invaluable or extraordinary service in relation to a campaign or advocacy of the President.[1] As a presidential award that is not included in the Honors Code of the Philippines, it ranks below the Presidential Medal of Merit.

Ranks

Under Executive Order No. 17, the Order of Lapu-Lapu had three ranks: Lapu-Lapu Medal, Kalasag Medal and Kampilan Medal. This was increased to four under Executive Order No. 35[2] as follows:

Magalong Medal

The Magalong Medal is awarded to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals who have rendered extraordinary service or have made exceptional contributions to the success of an activity pursuant to a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Kalasag Medal

The Kalasag Medal is awarded to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals who lost their lives as a direct result of their participation in an activity pursuant to a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Kampilan Medal

The Kampilan Medal is awarded to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals who were seriously wounded or injured or suffered great loss of property as a direct result of their participation in an activity pursuant to a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Kamagi Medal

The Kamagi Medal is awarded to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals who, not falling under any of the abovementioned ranks, actively participated in and contributed significantly to an activity pursuant to a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Description of the award

The medals of the Order of Lapu-Lapu are manufactured by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and are made of 99.9% silver with selective gold plating depending on the rank. The ribbon is made of Philippine cotton hand-woven by a cooperative foundation in Bontoc, Mountain Province.

References

  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 17, s. 2017 | GOVPH". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 2020-06-10. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Executive Order No. 35, s. 2017" (PDF). Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.