|Philippine Liberation Medal|
|Presented by||Republic of the Philippines|
|Eligibility||participation in the liberation of the Philippine Islands from 17 October 1944 to 3 September 1945|
|Established||20 December 1944 (Ribbon)|
22 July 1945 (Medal)
|First awarded||1948 (United States)|
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 1945.
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.
Personnel who are awarded the medal for participation in any of the above-mentioned operations are authorized a bronze 3⁄16" service star to the Philippine Liberation Medal for each additional qualifying action.
Members of the United States Armed Forces included the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary. Those members were also eligible to receive the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, often with a service star, for participation in the liberation of the Philippines.
The U.S. Army authorized the medal on 8 March 1948.
In the United Kingdom in 2003, three former servicemen (Glyndwr Thomas Evan Collins, who fought in the World War II liberation of the Philippines, Constantine Shiels, and Frank Broomhead) were awarded the medal by the Philippine ambassador Edgardo B. Espiritu, under General Orders Number 1090.