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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0003
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1209 3191849
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 141839Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8629
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 121209

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 TITLE X PROGRAM - MULTINATIONAL FORCE STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURE WORKSHOP

REF: MANILA 2518

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
Multinational Force Standard Operating Procedure Workshop under
JUSMAG's Title X Program. The workshop schedule runs from November
16-21, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2. (U) Candidates:

LTC Filemon D. Mamaril
DOB: September 3, 1963
POB: Manila, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans,
Philippine Army

LTC Peale Jon L. Bondoc
DOB: July 11, 1965
POB: Laguna, Philippines
Unit: Office for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military
Operations, Philippine Army

MAJ Pedro C. Balisi
DOB: February 4, 1969
POB: Cagayan, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Philippine Armed Forces

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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