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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1208 3191848
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 141837Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8628
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 121208

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR PHILIPPINES LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA-BANGKOK TACTICAL SAFETY AND PLANNING COURSE

REF: MANILA 2508

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 individuals identified below.
These individuals are candidates for an ILEA-Bangkok Tactical Safety
and Planning course. The course schedules runs from December 8-18,
2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2. (U) Candidates:

SPO3 Ronald C. Pareno
DOB: November 16, 1964
POB: Quezon City, Philippines
Unit: Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Illegal Drug Special
Operations Task Force

SPO1 Virgilio V. Villanueva
DOB: November 9, 1963
POB: Manila, Philippines
Unit: PNP Human Resources and Doctrinal Development

PSUPT Manuel P. Castro
DOB: July 16, 1962
POB: Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Unit: PNP Region 1

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
individuals 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 individuals listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.

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

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