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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Philippines Leahy Vetting Request -

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1920 3520014
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 170007Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9070
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 7084
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 131920

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR PHILIPPINES LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA-BANGKOK CLANDESTINE LAB INVESTIGATIONS COURSE

REF: MANILA 2697

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 an ILEA-Bangkok Clandestine Lab
Investigations course scheduled from January 12-16, 2009 in Bangkok,
Thailand.

2. (U) Candidates:

IO4 Julius R. Navales, DOB: January 23, 1973
POB: Negros Occidental, Philippines
Unit: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 7

O2 Herlene H. Caluag, DOB: December 22, 1982
POB: Bulacan, Philippines
Unit: Philippine Dangerous Drug Board Compliance Service

Chemist Elaine E. Erno, DOB: September 15, 1982
POB: Davao City, Philippines
Unit: PDEA Laboratory

Chemist Ronna Mae Aguilon, DOB: July 6, 1985
POB: Davao City, Philippines
Unit: PDEA Laboratory

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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