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  1. QUEZON'S GAMBIT Dr Eugene Stransky was an prominent Austrian physician of Jewish descent who specialized in hematology ( blood disorders) in the 1930s. In 1939 he found himself transported to the Philippine Islands to escape persecution from the Nazis. It was Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Quezon who exerted that extraordinary Herculean effort to save as many Jews as he could (1,200 Jews) in their desperate hour of need. Although Quezon had many faults ( he was only human after all) by this single act alone, standing up for the oppressed, foreigners at that, inspite
  2. Order of Lakandula, Rank: Champion for Life (2006-2010) #Medals that tell our History After the Philippine Republic was established in 1946, the government instituted State Decorations for citizens who have shown exemplary merit worthy of being honored. In the order of precedence, the Quezon Service Cross (1946) is considered the highest State Decoration followed by 2 "senior" decorations, the Phil. Legion of Honor (est. 1947 for defense merit) and the Order of Sikatuna (est. 1953 for diplomatic merit). In 2003, a third Senior decoration was established, the Order o
  3. Hello

    I'm interested specially for documentation of the spanish period until 1898

    I have somre rbbon plates of ODM worlwuide, include Philipinnes

    Please see 


    Tell me comment, update or mistake

    Thank you and regards

  4. The Order of Kalantiao was once a State Decoration of the Philippine Republic instituted around 1973 but was discontinued around 2003. It was awarded to members of the Philippine judiciary . It has 3 ranks all of which I had duplicates. It was NEVER a fraternal order. The Philippine Order of the National Artist decoration is a Grand Collar and was NEVER a medallion worn with a neck ribbon. I believe the medallion with a neck ribbon is a fantasy piece struck by Angel Zamora. I own 2 of these. I believe these were struck Zamora as a means to persuade the government that the
  5. thanks. any idea why my tirad pass medal was double struck? do you think it is an error strike? any comment is welcomed
  6. here are the pictures of my tirad pass medal and phil. independence day medal sponsored by the japanese oct. 1943. enjoy
  7. dark i recently purchased two significant medals struck during the japanese occupation of the philippine islands. a tirad pass medal and an extremely rare philippine independence day medal dated oct. 1943 with philippine flag ribbon made of abaca and the red part of the flag facing right (meaning in the islands was still in a state of war). my tirad pass medal seems to be double struck with the word "patria" struck twice. seems like an error strike (?). i was informed that the medals came from the hidalgo collection. i will try to post pictures as soon as i learn how to post pictures in t
  8. the phil. medal of valor was changed to a neck decoration sometime between 1946 to 1949. currently the MOV has been changed from a neck decoration to a sash and breast star by the armed forces of the philippines sometime in 2010. i am writing a book on philippine medals and an expert in the philippine medal of valor (MOV). pls feel free to ask me any questions on phiippine medals and state decorations.
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