Philippine Medal of Valor

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Medal of Valor
File: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 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) 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

Includes Philippine Fleet and Philippine Marine Corps personnel

  • COL. Ariel Querubin PN (M)
  • LTC. 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)
  • LT. Jemrome Z. Khesao PN (M)
  • Pfc. Nestor Acero PN (M)

Philippine Army

  • MGEN. Tomas Bingo Karingal
  • MGEN. Paulino Santos, AFP
  • MGEN. Mariano Castaneda Sr. AFP
  • LTC. Egmidio Cruz PA (INF)
  • 1LT. Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro PA (INF)
  • LTC. Noel Buan PA (INF)
  • MAJ. Ferdinand Marcos PA (INF)
  • LTC. Orlando L. 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)
  • MSg. Alfredo Pamintuan PA (INF)
  • TSg. 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 C. Diokno Jr PA
  • Pfc. Ian O. Paquit PA (Inf)[6]

Philippine Air Force

Philippine Constabulary-Philippine National Police

  • GEN. Mariano N. Castañeda Sr. AFP
  • GEN. Rafael Crame AFP
  • TSg Desiderio Suson
  • 1stLt Bonny Serrano
  • Col. Rafael B. Sabido Sr.

Integrated National Police

  • Manila Police Colonel Juanito "Johnny Lakay" G. Lagasca
  • P/SrInsp Henrietto P. Villamor [COPD]
  • P/SrInsp Juan Miguel R. Felix

Foreign Military

United States Army

United States Navy



  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Julie M. Aurelio (May 9, 2015). "Medal of Valor eyed for 30 SAF survivors". inquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>