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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA4377 2006-10-17 06:45 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Manila
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O 170645Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3525
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS MANILA 004377

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STATE FOR EAP, F, DS/DSS/ATA, DS/IP/EAP, S/CT, AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (LAWLESS/TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER ASEC RP
SUBJECT: PRAISE FOR ANTI-TERRORISM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

REF: A. MANILA 1904
¶B. 05 MANILA 2434

¶1. (U) Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, in a ceremony
with the Ambassador, members of the Embassy’s Law Enforcement
Working Group, and senior Philippine law enforcement
officers, awarded retiring Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA)
Program Director Charles Lutz the Outstanding Achievement
Medal on October 13 for his work training and advising the
Philippine Anti-Terrorism Task Force. The Outstanding
Achievement Medal is the Philippines’ third highest civilian
award and fifth highest military decoration. It is the first
time in recent years that a staff member of the Embassy has
received such an award.

¶2. (U) In his remarks, Ermita, the Chairman of the
Anti-Terrorism Task Force, saluted Lutz’s dedication, saying
Lutz believed in empowering and inspiring people. In reading
the citation, Ermita thanked Lutz for recognizing that “the
fight against the menace of terrorism starts with building
trust, goodwill, and mutual support, which you helped build
here…we thank you for defending and believing in the
Filipino.”

¶3. (U) The in-country ATA program, which was launched late
last year, has trained 13 classes and 215 students. Its
focus on the interagency Anti-Terrorism Task Force has
allowed it to reach out to and have a positive impact on a
range of Philippine law enforcement agencies, from the
Philippine National Police and National Bureau of
Investigation to the Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of
Customs. Ermita’s awarding of the Outstanding Achievement
Medal to Charles Lutz recognized not only Lutz’s
achievements, but also those of the ATA program. We hope to
continue this success under the new incoming Director, who
arrives in mid-November.

Visit Embassy Manila’s Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm
KENNEY

   

 

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