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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Manila Leahy Vetting Request -

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #9639 3151820
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 101814Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8561
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 119639

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR MANILA LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
JUSMAG FMS COMBINED LOGISTICS CAPTAIN CAREER COURSE

REF: MANILA 2471

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 participation in the Combined
Logistics Captain Career Course of the JUSMAG Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) Program. The course schedule runs from January 2, 2009 through
October 23, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

LT Rodel H. Suarez, DOB: October 20, 1974
POB: Quezon, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Naval Chief of Staff for Logistics

LT Lily Rose I. Lastimado, DOB: September 8, 1977
POB: Manila, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Naval Chief of Staff for Logistics

LT John R. Tupas, DOB: October 15, 1975
POB: Quezon City, Philippines
Unit: Headquarters Bonifacio Naval Station

CPT Esperanza C. Tanguilan, DOB: January 10, 1970
POB: Albay, Philippines
Unit: Headquarters Philippine Marine Corps

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) The Combined Logistics Captain Career course starts
January 2 and ends October 23, 2009.

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

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