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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

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DE RUEHC #1242 3501714
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 151700Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9045
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 131242

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 - ADVANCED SECURITY COOPERATION COURSE

REF: MANILA 2651

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 Title X Advanced
Security Cooperation course scheduled from January 22, 2009 through
March 11, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2. (U) Candidates:

Ms Marina M. Agustin
DOB: March 12, 1953
POB: Manila, Philippines
Unit: Office for Public and Legislative Affairs, Department of
National Defense

Mr. Alexander T. Gonzales
DOB: May 26, 1952
POB: Cavity City, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition,
Department of National Defense

LTC Helen E. Nava
DOB: August 6, 1960
POB: Pasig City, Philippines
Unit: Office of the Undersecretary for Philippine Defense Reform,
Department of National Defense

CAPT Philip L. Cacayan
DOB: May 24, 1958
POB: La Union, Philippines
Unit: Headquarters, Philippine Navy

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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