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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA717 2007-03-06 08:58 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
VZCZCXRO6580
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #0717 0650858
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 060858Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5541
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 2181
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0207
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000717

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STATE FOR IO/RHS, DRL/MLGA, AND EAP/MTS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/06/2012
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNHRC RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINE VIEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ISSUES

REF: STATE 26833

Classified By: Pol/C Scott Bellard, reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

¶1. (C) The Philippines is “very concerned” that the
Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) may table a
potentially stronger resolution on defamation of religion at
the fourth regular session of the UN Human Rights Council
(HRC), according to Noel Servigon, Department of Foreign
Affairs’ (DFA) Director for Human Rights and Humanitarian
Affairs in the Office of United Nations and International
Organizations. Servigon expressed interest in U.S. draft
amendments designed to protect the freedoms of expression and
religion, and promised to discuss this issue with his
counterparts in the Philippine Mission in Geneva.

¶2. (C) Regarding a special session on Burma, Servigon
reiterated the Philippine preference for engagement and
observed that the International Labor Organization typically
handled issues such as children and armed conflict and forced
labor. On the Sudan Assessment Mission, Servigon stated that
the Philippines would wait for the report of the assessment
team before taking a position on its follow-up. He declined
to predict how the Philippines would vote on the extension of
special rapporteurs, noting a desire first to receive the
report from the working group on special procedures.
Servigon commented that there would inevitably be an agenda
item on Israel ever year, but did not indicate how the
Philippines would vote on formally making it a permanent
agenda item.

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