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The Order of Lakandula (Filipino: Orden ni Lakandula) is one of the highest honors given by the Republic of the Philippines. It is an order of political and civic merit, awarded in memory of Lakandula’s dedication to the responsibilities of leadership, prudence, fortitude, courage and resolve in the service of one’s people.

Order of Lakandula
GawadLakandula.svg
Insignia of the Order
Awarded by  Philippines
TypeOrder
Awarded forActs that have been traditionally recognized by the institution of presidential awards, including meritorious political and civic service.
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignPresident of the Philippines
GradesGrand Collar
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Champion for Life
Member
Precedence
Next (higher)Quezon Service Cross[1]
Next (lower)Order of Gabriela Silang[1]
EquivalentOrder of Sikatuna
Philippine Legion of Honor[1]
PHI Order of Lakandula Member BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

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CriteriaEdit

Its administrative basis is the Honors Code of the Philippines (Executive Order 236, 19 September 2003). In Section 5, II of the Honors Code, the following is provided as the criteria for the conferment of the Order of Lakandula:[1]

RanksEdit

Order of Lakandula Ribbon Bars
Member Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross Grand Collar

Grand Collar (Supremo)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has suffered materially for the preservation and defense of the democratic way of life, or of the territorial integrity of the Republic of the Philippines, or upon a former or incumbent head of state and/or of government.[2]

Grand Cross (Bayani)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has devoted his life to the peaceful resolution of conflict; upon an individual whose life is worthy of emulation by the Filipino people; or upon a Crown Prince, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House, Chief Justice or the equivalent, foreign minister or other official of cabinet rank, Ambassador, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing.[2]

Grand Officer (Marangal na Pinuno)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to the political and civic welfare of society; or upon a Chargé d'affaires e.d., Minister, Minister Counselor, Consul General heading a consular post, Executive Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing.[2]

Commander (Komandante)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has demonstrated exceptional deeds of dedication to the political and civic welfare of society as a whole; or upon a Chargé d'affaires a.i., Counselor, First Secretary, Consul General in the consular section of an Embassy, Consular officer with a personal rank higher than Second Secretary, Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing.[2]

Officer (Pinuno)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has demonstrated commendable deeds of dedication to the political and civic welfare of society as a whole; or upon a Second Secretary, Consul, Assistant Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing.[2]

Member or (Kagawad)Edit

Conferred upon an individual who has demonstrated meritorious deeds of dedication to the political and civic welfare of society as a whole; or upon a Third Secretary, Vice Consul, Attaché, Principal Assistant, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing.[2]

Champion for Life (Kampeon Habang Buhay)Edit

The most recently created rank of the order, it was established in 2006 by President Gloria M. Arroyo. Although this rank was initially positioned after the rank of Pinuno,[3] it was later moved to the level of the Order of National Artists.[4]

It is conferred for outstanding achievement in international sports or beauty events and similar fields of competition and achievement. These achievements should foster national pride and serve as an inspiration to others to achieve excellence. The first recipients were boxer Manny Pacquiao, beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman, Paeng Nepomuceno in 2007 for his three unbroken Guinness World Records in 2007, Filipino athletes who won gold medals at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, and the Filipino mountaineers who reached the peak of Mount Everest in 2006.[3]

Notable recipientsEdit

 
The badge on a neck ribbon, the star and miniature suspended from a chest ribbon of a Grand Officer of the Order of Lakandula.

This is not a complete list. See official website for more.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Executive Order No. 236, s. 2003". Official Gazette. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Order of Lakandula". Official Gazette. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Executive Order No. 540, s. 2006". Official Gazette. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  4. ^ Executive Order No. 547, s. 2006 Official Gazette of the Philippine Government. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  5. ^ Secretary of State
  6. ^ News Yahoo
  7. ^ Royal Ark
  8. ^ a b Getty Images, State visit of Philippines President in Spain, 3 December 2007, Group Photo
  9. ^ Juan Carlos, Grand Collar
  10. ^ 6 artists receive Presidential Medal of Merit GMA New Online. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  11. ^ Pcco
  12. ^ "Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga brings 'Inspired' Tour to Aratani Japan Theatre 5/30". Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  13. ^ Quismundo, Tarra (3 June 2015). "Aquino gets Japan's highest honor from imperial family". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Tokyo. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Posthumous high honor for Ocampo". 26 July 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  15. ^ https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-confers-presidential-awards-on-outstanding-dfa-officials/

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