Order of the Golden Heart (Philippines)

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Order of the Golden Heart
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Grand Collar
Awarded by  Philippines
TypeOrder
Motto"MANUM TUAM APERVIT INOPE" From Proverbs 31:20 – “She hath opened her heart to the needy and stretched forth her hands to the poor.”
Awarded fordistinguished services, moral aid or volunteerism in the service of the Filipino masses
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignPresident of Philippines
GradesGrand Collar
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Member
Precedence
Next (higher)Gawad Mabini
Next (lower)Presidential Medal of Merit
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Member BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Golden Heart (Orden ng Gintong Puso) is an order of the Philippines.

History

Created by Executive Order 40-A dated June 21, 1954,[1] the Golden Heart Presidential Award was upgraded to the Order of the Golden Heart by Executive Order 236 on September 19, 2003.[2]

Criteria

The Order of the Golden Heart gives official recognition to Filipino or foreign citizens who have rendered distinguished services or given noteworthy monetary or other material aid, encouragement to the campaign for the amelioration and improvement of the moral, social, and economic conditions of the Filipino masses, and for volunteerism in the service of the Filipino masses.[2]

Ranks

The Order of the Golden Heart shall be composed of the following ranks:[2]

Order of the Golden Heart Ribbon Bars
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Member
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Officer BAR.svg
Officer
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Commander BAR.svg
Commander
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Grand Officer BAR.svg
Grand Officer
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Grand Cross BAR.svg
Grand Cross
PHI Order of the Golden Heart var2 Grand Collar BAR.svg
Grand Collar
  • Grand Collar (GCGH) (Maringal na Kuwintas): Conferred upon a former or incumbent head of State and/or of government, see photo.
  • Grand Cross (GCrGH) (Maringal na Krus): Conferred 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; or upon an Ambassador, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing
  • Grand Officer (GOGH) (Maringal na Pinuno): Conferred upon a Chargé d'affaires, e.p., Minister, Minister Counselor, Consul General heading a consular post, Executive Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing
  • Commander (CGH) (Komandante): 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
  • Officer (OGH) (Pinuno): Conferred upon a Second Secretary, Consul, Assistant Director, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing
  • Member (MGH) (Kagawad): Conferred upon a Third Secretary, Vice Consul, Attaché, Principal Assistant, or other person of a rank similar or equivalent to the foregoing

Insignia

  • The Ribbon of the Order is red. The award had a tricolor blue, white, red ribbon[3]
  • The badge and the plaque is a green-enamelled Maltese cross with an oval golden medallion representing hands open to a golden shining heart, surmounted by a reverse motto "MANUM TUAM APERVIT INOPE", the whole medallion surrounded by a green crown of laurel, and between the branches, golden laces and green leaves.
  • The badge was originally designed as a medal by Gilbert Perez and later modified into the badge of the Order by Galo Ocampo.[4]

Recipients

The following names were based on the roster of recipients from the Malacañang Protocol Office:[5]

Conferred by Ramon Magsaysay

  • Carlos P. Romulo, Member (Kagawad), 13 September 1954; Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 1954
  • Helen Keller, Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas), 20 March 1955
  • Pedro Mabuhay, Member (Kagawad), 27 August 1955

Conferred by Carlos Garcia

  • James McNiel Crawford, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 8 June 1957
  • Stanley Gilbert, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 27 June 1957
  • Jesus Sanciangco, Member (Kagawad), 7 August 1958
  • Felixberto Gonzalez, Member (Kagawad), 5 September 1958
  • Ramon Magsaysay, Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas), 1958 (posthumous)
  • Manuel Quezon, Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas), 19 August 1960 (posthumous)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo Jr., Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 13 December 1961

Conferred by Diosdado Macapagal

Conferred by Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.

Conferred by Corazon Aquino

Conferred by Fidel Ramos

  • George Peabody, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 February 1993
  • Fr. Pierre Tritz, SJ, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 8 October 1993
  • Manuel Manahan, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 20 April 1994
  • Dr. Klaus Lampe, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 19 May 1995
  • The Rockefeller Brothers, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 31 August 1996
  • Eduardo Ermita, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 2 September 1997
  • Fortunato Abat, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 2 September 1997
  • Ruben Torres, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 2 September 1997
  • Aurelio Periquet Jr., Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 4 March 1998
  • Nur Jaafar, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 13 May 1998
  • Orlando S. Mercado, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 13 May 1998
  • Antonio Dequina, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Arsenio Yulo Jr., Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Belma Cabilao, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Daniel Lacson Jr., Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Corazon Alma de Leon, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Emilia Boncodin, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Ernesto Ordonez, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Gabriel Singson, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Jose T. Almonte, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Juan Flavier, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Lina Laigo, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Marietta Goco, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Magtanggol Gunigundo I, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Manuel Morato, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Manuel Yan, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Oscar Santos, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Renato de Villa, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998
  • Santanina Tillah Rasul, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 23 June 1998

Conferred by Joseph Ejercito Estrada

  • Sir Rupert Clarke, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 9 March 1999
  • Manuel Hipol (Chairman of the Council of United Filipino Organization of Tidewater), 2000

Conferred by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Conferred by Benigno S. Aquino III

  • Rodolfo "Dolphy" V. Quizon, Sr., Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas), 2010
  • Fr. Anton Cecilio Tuazon Pascual, , Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 2010
  • Fe del Mundo, Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas), 2011 (posthumous)[12]
  • Marie Corazon Blanco, Officer (Pinuno), 7 June 2012
  • Tsuneo Tanaka, Grand Cross (Maringal na Krus), 2013[13]
  • Albert Saltoli (Founder of the Asia America Initiative), Commander (CGH) (Komandante), 2013

Conferred by Rodrigo Duterte

  • Sr. Cecelia Wood, Grand Officer (Maringal na Pinuno), 27 September 2017[14]
  • Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, Grand Officer (Maringal na Pinuno), 22 January 2022

References

  1. ^ Executive Order 40-A Executive Order No. 40-A, s. 1954 Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Executive Order No. 236, s. 2003 Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ www.militaria-agent.com, Order of the Golden Heart
  4. ^ Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart conferred on Dolphy Philippine Presidential Museum and Library. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Roster of Recipients of Presidential Awards". Retrieved 2022-07-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines". www.officialgazette.gov.ph. Retrieved 2021-05-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Letter dated 22 April 1983 Loret Miller Ruppe to Michael Deaver, Assistant to President Reagan" (PDF). U.S. Peace Corps, Office of the Director. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b Getty Images, State visit of Philippines President in Spain, December 2007, Group Photo. Zooming on the collar shows green cross of the Order of the Golden Heart
  9. ^ Photo of Letizia wearing the order
  10. ^ For the sake of identification of the Order of the Golden Heart, here is a page about another recipient
  11. ^ a b c d e Arroyo confers Order of Golden Heart to 5 US lawmakers Inquirer.net. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  12. ^ PNoy confers Order of the Golden Heart to del Mundo, National Scientist News, Department of Science and Technology. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Aquino confers Order of the Golden Heart on former Japanese ambassador". Philippines News Agency. Asian Journal. June 29, 2013. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "President Duterte hosts dinner for World Police and Fire Games medalists". APresidential Communications Operations Office. September 28, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2018.