The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be met:
-- Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands from October 7-20, 1944; or,
-- Participation in any engagement against the enemy during the Philippine Liberation Campaign; or,
-- Service in the Philippine Islands or in ships in Philippine wates for not less than 30 days during the period of October 17, 1944 to September 2, 1945.