Philippine Independence Medal Miniature
Service: Republic of the Philippines
Instituted: 1946 (Criteria Modified 1954)
Criteria: Receipt of both the Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbons. Originally awarded to those present for duty in the Philippines on 4 July 1946.
Awarded by the Philippine Commonwealth to those members of the Armed Forces who received both the Philippine Defense Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. The Philippine Independence Ribbon was authorized in 1946 by the United States and the Philippine Commonwealth.
The Philippine Independence Ribbon is classified as a foreign service award. Although not authorized for wear on the U.S. military uniform, a medal was designed and struck for the Philippine Government by the Manila firm of El Oro