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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7281 3381543
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 031537Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8849
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 127281

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 2588

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 the Manpower Personnel Officer
Course that starts January 3, 2009 and ends February 24, 2009 at
Keesler Air Force Base, MS.

2. (U) Candidates:

CPT John Omar S. Herrera
DOB: April 7, 1971
POB: Davao City, Philippines
Unit: 15th Strike Wing, Philippine Air Force

1LT Rodelio M. Villamor
DOB: March 10, 1980
POB: Pangasinan, Philippines
Unit: Philippine Air Force Flying School, Fernando Air Base

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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