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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09STATE8684
2009-01-30 20:09
2011-08-30 01:44
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Secretary of State

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DE RUEHC #8684 0302018
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P R 302009Z JAN 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9563
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS STATE 008684

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR PHILIPPINES LEAHY VETTING REQUEST – LANTERN PISTON 09-2

REF: MANILA 136

¶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 units and commanders identified
below. These units and commanders are candidates to participate in
Lantern Piston 09-2 from April 17, 2009 through May 9, 2009.

¶2. (U) Units and Commanders:

Unit: Marine Battalion Landing Team 3
Commander: LTCOL Charlton M. Gaerlan, DOB: October 16, 1967; POB:
Baguio City, Philippines

Unit: Marine Battalion Landing Team 6
Commander: LTCOL Jimmy D. Larida, DOB: March 12, 1969; POB: Iloilo
City, Philippines

Unit: Marine Battalion Landing Team 5
Commander: LTCOL Ferdinand D. Fraginal, DOB: December 8, 1965; POB:
Pasay City, Philippines

Unit: Marine Battalion Landing Team 4
Commander: LTCOL Ariel R. Caculitan, DOB: February 21, 1966; POB:
Laguna, Philippines

Unit: Marine Battalion Landing Team 11
Commander: LTCOL Jesulito H. Calimag, DOB: April 1, 1960; POB: Quezon
City, Philippines

Unit: 2nd Brigade, Philippine Marine
Commander: COL Celestino C. Pereyra, DOB: May 19, 1958; POB: Laguna,
Philippines

¶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 units
and commanders 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 units and commanders 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
CLINTON

   

 

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