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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA3852 2006-09-12 08:06 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Manila
VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHML #3852 2550806
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 120806Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2939
INFO RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//OSD/ISA/APP// IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS MANILA 003852

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/WRA AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (LAWLESS/TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JS/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PARM PREL PTER RP
SUBJECT: SMALL ARMS/LIGHT WEAPONS DESTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE PHILIPPINES

REF: SECSTATE 105193

¶1. (U) In response to reftel, Joint U.S. Military
Assistance Group-Philippines (JUSMAG) representatives have
reached agreement with their Armed Forces of the Philippines
(AFP) counterparts that only captured/surrendered weapons
will be destroyed under the Small Arms/Light Weapons
Destruction Project. Furthermore, the AFP will report to
JUSMAG all recoverable serial numbers of U.S.-origin weapons
destroyed. If a large number of the weapons destroyed are
found to be from the Military Assistance Program (MAP), the
Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) will be
requested to account for the failure to abide by MAP-EUM
security/storage obligations. The focus of this effort will
be on weapons in the possession of the AFP and stored in
Forward Service Support Units (FSSUs).

¶2. (U) JUSMAG representatives have stressed to their AFP
counterparts the importance of fulfilling the Philippines’
commitment to safeguard weapons and other military equipment
provided by the United States under MAP, Foreign Military
Sales, and other programs.

¶3. (U) The AFP has chosen Alloy Engineering Works to
conduct weapons destruction. Alloy Engineering is a proven
local Philippine contractor which performed satisfactorily
during the previous destruction iterations. Alloy
Engineering agrees to demilitarize 32,726
captured/surrendered weapons at a cost of approximately
$147,000. JUSMAG and the Department of State Office of
Weapons Removal and Abatement found Alloy Engineering to be a
suitable contractor.

¶4. (U) Post recommends that destruction priority should
remain with AFP until all stockpiles are exhausted.
Philippine National Police stockpiles should be addressed in
out-years as additional funding becomes available.
KENNEY

   

 

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