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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0012
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1250 3501715
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 151705Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9046
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 131250

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR PHILIPPINES LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
JUSMAG IMET - MANPOWER PERSONNEL OFFICER COURSE

REF: MANILA 2652

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 a JUSMAG IMET Manpower Personnel
Officer course starts January 30, 2009 through March 19, 2009 at
Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.

2. (U) Candidates:

LT Flitzerald Pantorilla Canete
DOB: December 18, 1973
POB: Cebu City, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Deputy of Chief of Staff for Personnel,
Philippine Navy

CPT Ronaldo De Paula Sarmiento
DOB: June 5, 1978
POB: Quezon City, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel,
Philippine Army

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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