Quezon Service Cross

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Quezon Service Cross
Awarded by the President of the Philippines with the concurrence of the Congress of the Philippines
Type Decoration
Eligibility Filipino citizens
Awarded for "Exemplary service to the nation in such a manner and such a degree as to add great prestige to the Republic of the Philippines, or as to contribute to the lasting benefit of its people."
Status Currently awarded
Motto SIC FLORET RESPUBLICA
Statistics
Established October 21, 1946
First awarded April 12, 1951
Last awarded November 26, 2012
Total awarded 5
Posthumous
awards
3
Distinct
recipients
5
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Order of Lakandula
Order of Sikatuna
Philippine Legion of Honor
PHL Quezon Service Cross BAR.png
Ribbon bar of the award

The Quezon Service Cross (Filipino: Krus ng Serbisyo ni Quezon) is the highest national recognition of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to only five Filipinos since its creation in 1946.[1]

Background[edit]

Quezon Service Cross diagram

The award was created by Joint Resolution No. 4 dated October 21, 1946 of the 1st Congress of the Philippines. A joint resolution of the Congress of the Philippines has the force of law. The Quezon Service Cross is a decoration conferred by the President of the Philippines with the concurrence of the Congress of the Philippines on Filipino citizens for "exemplary service to the nation in such a manner and such a degree as to add great prestige to the Republic of the Philippines, or as to contribute to the lasting benefit of its people".[2]

Nominations for the Quezon Service Cross need to state the services meriting the award and are made only in cases where the service performed or contribution made can be measured on the scale established by what the joint resolution terms "the benefaction" of the late President Manuel L. Quezon, after whom the decoration is named.[2]

The Quezon Service Cross was proposed by President Manuel Roxas. It is also referred to as the Congressional Quezon Service Cross, as conferment requires the approval of the Congress of the Philippines and is seldom awarded.

Awardees[edit]

Only five Filipinos have been conferred this decoration:[1][3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quezon Service Cross, Official Gazette (Philippines), retrieved 2012-08-18 
  2. ^ a b "Executive Order No. 236". 2003-09-19. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ "'Ninoy' posthumously conferred the Quezon Service Cross". Office of the President. 2004-08-21. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Robredo to receive highest PHL award 100 days after death". GMA News and Public Affairs. November 24, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Speech of President Aquino during the conferment of the Quezon Service Cross on Jesse Robredo, November 26, 2012". Official Gazette. Office of the President of the Philippines. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

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