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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08MANILA207
2008-01-25 08:49
2011-08-30 01:44
SECRET
Embassy Manila

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FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9506
INFO RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEAWJA/DOJ WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEAHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0253
S E C R E T MANILA 000207

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/25/2028
TAGS: RP KTFN EFIN PTER PREL ETTC
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE MANILA UPDATE JANUARY 2008

REF: A. SECSTATE 6142
¶B. SECSTATE 7443

Classified By: Acting Econ Counselor Tim Neely, reasons 1.4 b,c,d

¶1. (S) Legatt and Econ officers met with Philippine
Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Executive Director
Vicente Aquino on January 25 to discuss terror finance issues
raised in ref A related to Rajah Solaiman Movement listing by
the UN 1267 Committee, and to deliver the talking points and
background paper on the three Kuwait-based terror
facilitators from ref B.

¶2. (S) Aquino appreciated our congratulations on completing
the Statement of Case for submission to the UN and welcomed
the news that USG agencies were now ready to support the UN
1267 listing. He said the AMLC was ready to move on freezing
funds and seizing financial records as soon as the
designation was approved by the 1267 Committee. He explained
that the reason RSM member Mariano Lomaro was dropped from
the designation package was the difficulty proving the same
person had used the several different aliases found in the
documents. We separately relayed ref A congratulations to
the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.

¶3. (S) Aquino said they would search for records of
financial records involving the individuals named in ref B
and inform us if any such records were found. Aquino also
mentioned that his appointment as AMLC Executive Director has
been extended for another five years.
KENNEY

   

 

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