Order of the Golden Heart

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This article is about a Philippine order. For the Kenyan order, see Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya.
Order of the Golden Heart
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Grand Collar
Awarded by  Philippines
Type Order
Motto "MANUM TUAM APERVIT INOPE" From Proverbs 31:20 – “She hath opened her heart to the needy and stretched forth her hands to the poor.”
Awarded for distinguished services, moral aid or volunteerism in the service of the Filipino masses
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign President of Philippines
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Collar
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Member
Established June 21, 1954 as award
Reformed September 19, 2003 as Order
Precedence
Next (higher) Gawad Mabini
Next (lower) Presidential Medal of Merit
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Golden Heart (Orden ng Gintong Puso) is an order of the Philippines

History[edit]

Created by Executive Order 40-A dated June 21, 1954,[1] the Golden Heart Presidential Award was upgraded to the Order of the Golden Heart by Executive Order 236 on September 19, 2003.[2]

Criteria[edit]

The Order of the Golden Heart gives official recognition to Filipino or foreign citizens who have rendered distinguished services or given noteworthy monetary or other material aid, encouragement to the campaign for the amelioration and improvement of the moral, social, and economic conditions of the Filipino masses, and for volunteerism in the service of the Filipino masses.[2]

Ranks[edit]

The Order of the Golden Heart shall be composed of the following ranks:[2]

Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas)- Conferred upon a former or incumbent head of State and/or of government, see photo.

Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus) - Conferred upon a Crown Prince, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House, Chief Justice or the equivalent, foreign minister or other official of cabinet rank; or upon an Ambassador, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Grand Officer (Maringal na Pinuno) - Conferred upon a Chargé d'affaires, e.p., Minister, Minister Counselor, Consul General heading a consular post, Executive Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Commander (Komandante) - Chargé d'affaires, a.i., Counselor, First Secretary, Consul General in the consular section of an Embassy, Consular officer with a personal rank higher than Second Secretary, Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Officer (Pinuno) - Conferred upon a Second Secretary, Consul, Assistant Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Member (Kagawad) - Conferred upon a Third Secretary, Vice Consul, Attache, Principal Assistant, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Insignia[edit]

  • The Ribbon of the Order is red. The award had a tricolor blue, white, red ribbon[3]
  • The badge and the plaque is a green-enamelled Maltese cross with an oval golden medallion representing hands open to a golden shining heart, surmonted by a reverse motto "MANUM TUAM APERVIT INOPE", the whole medallion surrounded by a green crown of laurel, and between the branches, golden laces and green leaves.
  • The badge was originally designed as a medal by Gilbert Perez and later modified into the badge of the Order by Galo Ocampo.[4]

Recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Executive Order 40-A Executive Order No. 40-A, s. 1954 Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Executive Order No. 236, s. 2003 Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ www.militaria-agent.com, Order of the Golden Heart
  4. ^ Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart conferred on Dolphy Philippine Presidential Museum and Library. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e Arroyo confers Order of Golden Heart to 5 US lawmakers Inquirer.net. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  6. ^ PNoy confers Order of the Golden Heart to del Mundo, National Scientist News, Department of Science and Technology. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b Getty Images, State visit of Philippines President in Spain, December 2007, Group Photo. Zooming on the collar shows green cross of the Order of the Golden Heart
  8. ^ Photo of Letizia wearing the order
  9. ^ For the sake of identification of the Order of the Golden Heart, here is a page about another recipient
  10. ^ "Aquino confers Order of the Golden Heart on former Japanese ambassador". Philippines News Agency (Asian Journal). June 29, 2013. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2014.