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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1255 3501718
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 151711Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9053
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 131255

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR PHILIPPINES LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
FBI'S POST BLAST INVESTIGATIONS

REF: MANILA 2654

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 individual identified below. This
individual is a candidate for the FBI's Post Blast Investigations
Course, which starts January 30, 2009 in Quantico, Virginia.

2. (U) Candidate:

Felicisima M. Francisco
DOB: September 12, 1952
POB: Bulacan, Philippines
Unit: Philippine National Bureau of Investigation, Forensic Chemist

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
individual 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 individual 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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