Coat of arms of the Philippines

The orders and decorations conferred upon civilians and military personnel in the Republic of the Philippines are listed by order of precedence. Philippine civilian orders and decorations are conferred by the President of the Philippines in his or her capacity as head of state. In certain instances, the conferment of certain orders and decorations requires the concurrence of the Congress of the Philippines, or of certain advisory bodies.

Order of Wear

Decorations are ranked by the Order of Wear in the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 236 (Honors Code of the Philippines)[1] as follows:

  1. Honors of the Philippines (Presidential Awards enumerated in E.O. No. 236)
  2. Other Presidential Awards (Presidential Awards not enumerated in E.O. No. 236)
  3. Service Awards of the Agencies of the National Government
  4. Decorations and Medals of the Uniformed Services (Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard)
  5. Commemorative Medals of the Philippines
  6. Commemorative Awards of the Agencies of the National Government
  7. Insignia of the Order of the Knights of Rizal
  8. Decorations of the Reserves and Auxiliaries of the AFP, PNP, and Coast Guard
  9. Insignia of Other Philippine Chivalric Orders, Fraternal Societies, and Professional Associations
  10. Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals
  11. Insignia of Foreign Chivalric Orders, Fraternal Societies, and Professional Associations

Civilian Decorations

The civilian order of precedence, established by the Honors Code of the Philippines, is as follows:[2]

The Quezon Service Cross.
The insignia of the Order of Lakandula.
The insignia of the Order of Lakandula.
First Class Rank
Second Class Rank
Third Class Rank
Fourth Class Rank
Fifth Class Rank
Sixth Class Rank
Seventh Class Rank
Eighth Class Rank/Outside the official order of precedence

Awards and Decorations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Main article: Awards and decorations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

The insignia of the Philippine Legion of Honor
The insignia of the Philippine Legion of Honor

These are military decorations which recognize service and personal or unit accomplishments of members and units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy and Philippine Marine Corps).[3]

Military Personnel Decorations
  1. Medal of Valor
  2. Philippine Legion of Honor
    1. Chief Commander (CCLH)
    2. Grand Commander (GCLH)
    3. Grand Officer (GOLH)
    4. Commander (CLH)
    5. Officer (OLH)
    6. Legionnaire (LLH)
  3. Outstanding Achievement Medal
  4. Distinguished Conduct Star
  5. Distinguished Service Star
  6. Gawad Sa Kapayapaan
  7. Gold Cross
  8. Distinguished Aviation Cross
  9. Distinguished Navy Cross
  10. Silver Cross
  11. Meritorious Achievement Medal
  12. Distinguished Service Medal
  13. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, AFP Commendation Medal and Ribbon
  14. Gawad sa Kaunlaran
  15. Bronze Cross
  16. Silver Wing Medal
  17. Wounded Personnel Medal
  18. Military Merit Medal
    1. Combat - Spearhead
    2. Achievement/Service - Anahaw
  19. Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal
  20. Military Civic Action Medal
  21. Parangal sa Kapanalig ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas
  22. Military Commendation Medal
  23. Armed Forces Conduct Medal
  24. Command Reservist (Volunteer) Officer and (Volunteer) Englishted Personnel of the Year Medal and Ribbon
  25. Annual Efficiency "E" Award for Naval Vessels
Civilian Para-military Personnel Decorations
  1. Category of Lakan
  2. Category of Datu
  3. Category of Maginoo
Civilian Defense Personnel Decorations
Military Unit Decorations
Civilian Para-military Unit Decorations
Military Service Medals and Ribbons

Awards and Decorations of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary

To recognize Unit and Individual achievements made by its members; the PCGA, with the guidance of the PCG, adopted a system of awards and decorations.

Personal Decorations
Service Medals & Ribbons
Unit Decorations

Awards and Decorations of the Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police recognizes individual efficiency, gallantry in the face an enemy, and meritorious accomplishments of its personnel by awarding decorations and medals.

The awards and decorations of the PNP are patterned after the Orders and Medals of the AFP with regard to its lineage from the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police which were fore-runners of this service branch and previously under the AFP.

Constabulary and INP awards/decorations are authorized for PNP Personnel had they been assigned with the Philippine Constabulary and the INP prior to the transition.

Law Enforcement Personal Decorations
Law Enforcement Unit Decorations
Law Enforcement Service Medals and Ribbons
Constabulary Personnel Decorations
Constabulary Service Medals and Ribbons

Awards and Decorations of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology

After the creation of the PNP Act of 1991 transferred control of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and the BFP Bureau of Fire Protection from the Armed Forces to the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology established its own system of awards and decorations modeled on the PNP.[4]

Dormant orders and awards

The consolidation of the Philippine honors system in 2003 led to the government discontinuing of the awarding of many honors. These honors and awards shall remain extant during the lifetime of the last holder of the respective awards, and shall continue to enjoy the rights and privileges thereof. Upon the death of the last living recipient, the respective affected awards shall cease to exist and be discontinued.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 236" (PDF). Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.
  2. ^ a b "Executive Order No. 236" (PDF). Government of the Philippines. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ AFP Awards and Decorations Manual (AFPR G 131-054). Armed Forces of the Philippines. 2014.
  4. ^ "BJMP Awards and Decorations" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2016.

This article incorporates public domain text from the library of the Congress of the Philippines.