The Distinguished Service Star is the third highest military award of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.  It is awarded for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility. 
1 Description of the award 2 References
2.1 Citations 2.2 Bibliography
Description of the award The medal is worn around the neck, suspended from a ribbon of dark blue, with a red vertical stripe in the center. The medal, as the name would indicate, is in the form of a five pointed star. The star contains a central disc displaying the Coat of arms of the Philippines. Surmounting the seal in an arc is a golden scroll engraved worth "Merit". The star is attached to its ribbon by a wreath of twenty-six dark green leaves and ten white buds. On the reverse of the medal is engraved "For Distinguished Service." References Citations
^ Megan C. Robertson. "The Philippines: Distinguished Service Star". Medals of the World. Retrieved 17 May 2011. ^ The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1997, OTAG, p. 15-16. ^ Office of the Adjutant General, Armed Forces of the Philippines. "Decorations". Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2011. ^ Presidential Security Group. "Awards and Decorations". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. ^ Philippine Air Force. "Awards and Decorations". Archived from the original on 3 April 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1995, 1997, OTAG.
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