The Philippine Liberation Medal is a military award of the Republic of the Philippines which was created by an order of Commonwealth Army of the Philippines Headquarters on 20 December 1944, and was issued as the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
The decoration was presented to any service member, of both Philippine
Commonwealth and allied militaries, who participated in the liberation
of the Philippine Islands between the dates of 17 October 1944, and 2
September 1945. A full-sized medal was authorized and added on 22 July
The Philippine Liberation Medal is intended to recognize military service during the last eleven months of World War II when the military of Japan was driven from the Philippines before their surrender in September 1945.