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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0005
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #6746 3371650
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 021644Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8826
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 126746

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 - SET/PA QUALIFICATION COURSE

REF: MANILA 2582

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 SET/PA Qualification course
under JUSMAG International Military Education and Training (IMET)
Program. This SET/PA Qualification course starts December 24, 2008
and ends May 8, 2009 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

2. (U) Candidates:

ENS Liezl M. Vidallon
DOB: October 13, 1981
POB: Cavite, Philippines
Unit: Naval School Center, Zambalez

ENS Ukson C. Kibtiani
DOB: February 9, 1980
POB: Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines
Unit: Naval Forces Central, Cebu

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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