Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

For similarly-named awards of other nations, see Presidential Unit Citation.
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation

(ribbon with gold frame)

Similar to the Barangay PRPUCB.
Awarded by the Republic of the Philippines
Type Ribbon/Badge
Eligibility Military Personnel and Police Personnel
Awarded for Meritorious Achievement
Status Currently Awarded
Description The badge is a rectangular metal plate with three enamel colored stripes and bordered with a golden frame ornamented with a balloon and palm leaves with the tips of the leaves meeting in the center. The color at the dexter flank is blue; the center, white; and at sinister flank, red.
Established 1946
First awarded 1940s
Last awarded Ongoing
Next (higher) Philippine Liberation Medal
Next (lower) Long Service Medal
Related Presidential Unit Citation (US), Presidential Unit Citation


The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subsequent to the Second World War.

The badge was first created in 1946 and retroactively awarded to any unit of the Philippine or U.S. military which had served in the defense or liberation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. It was bestowed again to Philippine and U.S. military units for relief efforts during several natural disasters which occurred in the Philippines during 1 August to 15 December 1970 (a series of typhoons) and 21 July to 15 August 1972 (monsoon rains and associated floods).

In February 2005, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo bestowed the unit award to those members of Joint Task Force 510 & Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines, serving between 31 January 2002 and 31 July 2002 in support of RP-US Exercise Balikatan 02-1 in Southern Mindanao. JTF-510/JSOTF-Philippines aimed at reducing the threats of terrorism and provided assistance with training, socio-economic activities and civil engineering projects, particularly in Basilan and Zamboanga City (Ref: RP General Order No. 146, dated 2 Feb 05, Subj: Award of the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge).

See also


  • [1] Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual
  • [2] Secretary of the Navy Instruction for awards
  • Institute of Heraldry Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
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