Service: Republic of the Philippines
Criteria: Service in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between 17 October 1944 and 3 September 1945.
Devices: Bronze Star
Originally awarded as the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. It was established as a Full Size medal in July of 1945.
Awarded by the Philippine Commonwealth (now The Philippine Republic) for service in the liberation of the Philippine Islands from October 17, 1944 to September 3, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be met:
a. Participation in the initial landing operation on Leyte and adjoining islands from 17-20 October 1944.
b. Participation in any engagement against the enemy during the Philippine Liberation Campaign.
c. Service in the Philippine Islands or in ships in Philippine Waters for not less than 30 days during the period from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945.