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Order of Lakandula

The Order of Lakandula is a political and civic merit of the republic conferred in commemoration of Datu Lakandula’s leadership, prudence, fortitude, courage, and resolve in the service of one’s people.

Name Position Rank of decoration Date Conferred
Don Juan Carlos King of Spain Grand Collar (Supremo) December 3, 2007

Order of Sikatuna

This award was established by President Elpidio Quirino in 1951 as an award to outstanding local or foreign diplomats. It is named after Datu Sikatuna, chief of Bohol, who made a blood compact with Spanish Governor Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Name Position Rank of decoration Date Conferred
Abel Matutes Member of the Comission of the European Communities, Kingdom of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) January 26, 1990
Don Francisco Fernandez Ordonez Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) June 25, 1990
Enrique Romeu Ramos Ambassador of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) August 15, 1991
Alberto Ruiz Gallardon Mayor, Madrid Spain Grand Cross (Datu) Silver Distinction December 3, 2007
Anton Arbulu Ormaechea Mayor, Zummaraga, Spain Commander (Lakan) June 30,2006
Francisco Javier Rojo Garcia Senate President, Spain Grand Cross (Datu) Silver Distinction December 3, 2007
Ibgnacio Temprano Sagaz Ambassador of Spain Grand Cross (Data) Gold Distinction February 15,2007
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero President of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) Gold Distinction December 3, 2007
Jose R. Rodriguez Honorary Consul of the Philippines to Castilla y Leon, Spain Commander (Lakan) January 29, 2004
Luis Arias Romero Ambassador of Spain to the Philippines Grand Cross (Datu) Silver Distinction December 3, 2007
Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega Vice President and Prime Minister of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) Silver Distinction December 3, 2007
Miguel Angel Moratinos Cuyaube Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain Grand Cross (Datu) Silver Distinction December 3, 2007
Tomas Rodriguez-Pantoja Ambassador of Spain Commander (Lakan) January 17, 2003
Pedro Ortiz Armengol Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) December 16, 1986
Juan Carlos de Borbon Prince of Spain Grand Collar (Raja) February 18, 1974
Nicolas Martin Alonso Ambassador of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) June 20, 1975
Alberto Martin Artajo Foreign Minister of Spain Commander (Lakan) March 8, 1953
Felipe de Borbon y Grecia Crown Prince (Principe de Austrias) of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) April 2, 1995
Jose Maria Alvarez del Manzano y Lopez del Hierro Mayor of Madrid, Spain Commander (Lakan) May 27, 1998
Juan Solana Madriaga Foreign Minister of Spain Grand Cross (Datu) April 4, 1994
Jose Perez Arco Ambassador of Spain Commander (Lakan) March 11, 1970
Tomas Rodriguez-Pantoja Ambassador of Spain Commander (Lakan) January 17, 2003

Order of the Golden Heart

The Order of the Golden Heart is an award the President confers on individuals or organizations, Filipino or of foreign nationality, who have rendered distinguished service; or have given noteworthy monetary, material aid, or encouragement for the improvement of social, economic, and moral conditions of the Filipino masses.[1]

Name Position Rank of decoration Date Conferred
Sofia Queen of Spain Grand Collar (Maringal na Kuwintas) December 3, 2007

Presidential Medal of Merit

Name Position Rank of decoration Date Conferred
Pilar Romero de Tejada y Picatoste Director, Museo de Antropologia Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Presidential Medal of Merit December 2, 2007

Order of Gabriela Silang

The Order of Gabriela Silang may be conferred upon the spouses of heads of State and/or of government, both Filipino and foreign[2].

Name Position Rank of decoration Date Conferred
Sofia Queen of Spain April 2, 1995

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Endnotes

[1] http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1954/06/21/executive-order-no-40-a/

[2] http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2003/09/19/executive-order-no-236/