Philippine Medal of Valor

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Medal of Valor
The AFP Medal of Valor.jpg
The Philippine Medal of Valor
Awarded by Republic of the Philippines
Type Military medal
Single grade neck order
Eligibility Military and Police personnel only
Awarded for "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty."
Status Currently awarded
Description The medal is a disc with golden sea-lion and water waves on its face. The disc is resting on a cross and crossed swords.
Established 1986
First awarded 1940s
Total awarded 41
Next (higher) None
Equivalent US Medal of Honor
Next (lower) Distinguished Conduct Star
Philippine Medal of Valor ribbon.jpg
Ribbon Bar of the Medal of Valor

The Philippine Medal of Valor (Filipino: Medalya ng Kagitingan, Spanish: Medalla al Valor Militar) is the Philippines' highest military honor awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the Philippines to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and allied military personnel, including recognized guerrilla forces.[1][2]

Under Philippine Republic Act No. 9049,[3] a Medal of Valor awardee is entitled to lifetime monthly gratuity of P20,000 that is separate and distinct from any salary or pension the awardee is receiving or will receive from the government.[4]


Philippine Navy[edit]

*Includes Philippine Fleet and Philippine Marine Corps personnel

  • COL Ariel Querubin PN (M)
  • CPT Custodio Parcon Jr. PN (M)
  • LT Soriano Cajilis PN
  • 1LT Lolinato Toong PN (M)
  • ENS Albert Majini PN
  • ENS Eldivino Caturas PN
  • ENS Renato Caspillo PN
  • SSG Herminigildo Yurong PN (M)
  • SSG Laurence Narag PN (M)
  • SGT Ernesto Layaguin PN (M)
  • SGT Tomas Campo Jr. PN (M)
  • SGT Domingo Deluana PN (M)
  • ET3 Celso Rosario PN
  • CPL Ernesto Layugain PN (M)
  • 2LT Zainor Gulam Kesao PN (M)
  • PFC Nestor Acero PN (M)

Philippine Army[edit]

  • MGEN Tomas Bingo Karingal AFP
  • MGEN Paulino Santos AFP
  • MGEN Mariano Castaneda Sr. AFP
  • LTC Egmidio Cruz PA (INF)
  • 1LT Bartolome Vicente Bacarro PA (INF)
  • COL Noel Buan PA (INF)
  • LTC Orlando Cariaso PA (INF)
  • MAJ Hilario Barella PA (INF)
  • CPT Conrado Yap PA (INF)
  • CPT Hilario Estrella PA (INF)
  • CPT Arturo Ortiz PA (INF)
  • CPT Cirilito Sobejana PA (INF)
  • CPT Robert Edward M Lucero PA (INF)
  • 2LT Jose Bandong Jr. PA (INF)
  • 2LT Herbert Dilag PA (INF)
  • MSGT Alfredo Pamintuan PA (INF)
  • TSGT Francisco Camacho PA (INF)
  • SSG Roy Cuenca PA (INF)
  • SSG Lucio Curig PA (INF)[5]
  • SSG Miguel Pastolero PA (FA)
  • SGT Bienvenido Fajemolin PA (INF)
  • SGT Francisco Granfil PA (INF)
  • SGT Claudio Forrosuelo PA (INF)
  • PFC Mhel Pelonia PA (INF)
  • SGT Jose Calugas USAFFE (INF)
  • CPL Weene L. Martillana PA (INF)
  • CPL Romualdo Rubi PA (INF)
  • SSG Leopoldo Diokno Jr. PA (INF)
  • PFC Ian Paquit PA (INF)[6]

Philippine Air Force[edit]

Philippine Constabulary[edit]

  • GEN Mariano Castañeda Sr. AFP
  • GEN Rafael Crame AFP
  • TSGT Desiderio Suson
  • 1LT Bonny Serrano
  • COL Rafael Sabido Sr.
  • SGT Jacinto Moreno

Integrated National Police[edit]

  • Manila Police COL Juanito "Johnny Lakay" Lagasca
  • P/SINSP Henrietto Villamor (COPD)
  • P/SINSP Juan Miguel Felix
  • Karl Docena
  • PDG Roger C. Dy, Jr.
  • Ret. SGT. Federico M. Jaymalin (PNP)

Foreign Military[edit]

United States Army[edit]

United States Navy[edit]



  1. ^ The AFP Adjutant General, Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 11-12.
  2. ^ Presidential Security Group. "Awards and Decorations". Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Congress of the Philippines Eleventh Congress (March 22, 2001). "AN ACT GRANTING MONTHLY GRATUITY AND PRIVILEGES TO AN AWARDEE OF THE MEDAL OF VALOR, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES". lawphil. Retrieved March 22, 2001. 
  4. ^ Julie M. Aurelio (May 9, 2015). "Medal of Valor eyed for 30 SAF survivors". inquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
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