A neighbor is a former Philippine Consul to the United States and personal friend of Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos. Through him, I recently located a source for a limited number of Philippines Defense and Philippines Liberation Medals. These are part of a recently-discovered cache that was apparently overlooked when the medals were destroyed a few years ago and were purchased as surplus by a private individual.
Service ribbons were authorized by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and issued (or made available through the Post Exchange System) during the war. Medals were manufactured by the Philippine Government after the war and issued upon written application ofindividuals eligible. I’m informed the Philippine Government received so few requests for these that most of them were destroyed in the late 1980's or early-1990's.
These are NOT - and have never been - issued by the U. S. Government and are NO LONGER ISSUED BY THE PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT. Allare in mint, unissued condition and I'm asking thirty-five dollars each (includes shipping, handling and insurance), firm. Again, only a limited number are available and are all being offered on a "first come, first served" basis while they last.