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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Leahy Vetting Request - Jusmag's

VZCZCXYZ0001
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7689 3101400
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 051350Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8498
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 117689

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR LEAHY VETTING REQUEST - JUSMAG'S
VECTOR BALANCE PISTON 09-1

REF: MANILA 2393

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights for the units and commanders identified
below. These units and commanders are candidates for participation in
the JUSMAG's Vector Balance Piston 09-1.

2. (U) Units and Commanders:

Unit: Rapid Deployment Battalion, Philippine National Police Special
Action Force
Commander: MAJ Hermogenes D. Cabe; DOB: December 15, 1969; POB: Davao
City, Philippines

Unit: Rapid Deployment Group, Philippine National Police
Special Action Force
Commander: CPT Abraham D. Abayari; DOB: August 15, 1976; POB: Baguio
City, Philippines

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the units
and commanders identified in paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post
may cite this cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the units and commanders listed above, post should
inform the Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) JUSMAG's Vector Balance Piston 09-1 starts March 2 and ends
March 19, 2009 in the Philippines.

6. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
-Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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