Philippine Independence Medal
Sample Replacement Recognition:
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
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Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
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This Replacement Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Replacement Medal or a Replacement Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
the original's official issue
additions that you entered
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Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Philippine Independence Medal Replacement Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
The Philippine Independence Medal was initially established as a ribbon only by General Order Number 383, Army Headquarters, Commonwealth of the Philippines, on July 3, 1946. In 1968 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos authorized a medal to accompany the ribbon.
Acceptance by the United States
Acceptance of this medal was authorized in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 80-314, which authorized the acceptance of foreign awards and decorations during World War II for the period of December 7, 1941 through July 24, 1948.
The effective date of the Philippine Independence Medal July 4, 1946.
The Philippine Independence Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who meet eligibility requirements for both the Philippine Defense Medal and the Philippine Liberations Medal, or who were present on duty in the Philippines on July 4, 1946.
The identity of the designer of Philippine Defense Medal is not known.
No devices were authorized for this medal.
Description and Symbolism
In the center of a gilt medallion, the figure of a female bearing a standard. To her right and left are vanishing rows of bolo knives. This central theme is surrounded by an anulet bearing the inscription PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE in the upper half, and July 4, 1946 at the bottom. The date and inscription are separated by two five-pointed stars. The female figure is "Miss Filipinas," an allegorical figure representing the Philippine people. The bolo knives are a traditional weapon of the Philippines.
The reverse of the medal bears the inscription (in six lines) GRANTED / PHILIPPINE / INDEPENDENCE / BY THE / UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA
The ribbon to the Philippine Independence Medal is a field of blue bisected in the center by two red stripes separated by a white center stripe. The ribbon is edged in gold. The colors are taken from the Philippine Republic Coat of Arms.
In 1962 Philippine President Diosdado Macpagal changed Independence Day in the Philippines from July 4 to June 12, which celebrates the anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence from Spain (originall issued by General Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898). The 4th of July was retained as an additional national holiday and is celebrated as Philippine-American Friendship Day.