Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation

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Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation
(ribbon with gold frame)
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines).svg
Similar to the Barangay PRPUCB.
Awarded by Philippines The Republic of the Philippines
Type Service ribbon
Eligibility Military Personnel and Police Personnel
Awarded for Extraordinary meritorious service
Status Currently awarded
Description Is a ribbon bar consisting of equal portions starting from the left side, of blue, white, and red encased in a gold colored frame decorated with laurel leaves.
Established September 14, 1946
First awarded 1940s
Last awarded Ongoing
Next (higher) Philippine Liberation Medal
Next (lower) Long Service Medal
Related Presidential Unit Citation (US), Presidential Unit Citation
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The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation[1]is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military and the Philippine Commonwealth military for actions both during and subsequent to the Second World War.


The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation was established by Headquarters, Philippine National Defense Forces, on September 14, 1946, to be awarded for extraordinary meritorious service during World War II. The award is made in the name of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

World War II[edit]

All US military unit and naval vessels that earned any of the Philippine service stars and certain submarines which maintained physical contact with guerrilla forces during the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II are entitled to the award:

  • For service in defense of the Philippines from December 7, 1941 to May 10, 1942
  • For service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945

Disaster relief operations[edit]

The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for disaster relief operations was bestowed to:

  • The Philippine military and the U.S. Navy Disaster Task Force (September 1 to December 14, 1970) and Navy and Marine Corps Units of Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Philippines Amphibious Ready Group Alpha (October 21-26, 1970) for relief efforts during several natural disasters which occurred in the Philippines during August 1 to December 15, 1970 (a series of typhoons) and from July 21 to August 15, 1972 (monsoon rains and associated floods).
  • Joint Task Force 510 and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines in February 2005, by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to members of the two units serving between 31 January 2002 and 31 July 2002 in support of RP-US Exercise Balikatan 02-1 in Southern Mindanao. JTF-510/JSOTF-Philippines aimed at reducing the threats of terrorism and provided assistance with training, socio-economic activities and civil engineering projects, particularly in Basilan and Zamboanga City (Ref: RP General Order No. 146, dated 2 Feb 05, Subj: Award of the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The AFP Adjutant General, Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 65.