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The Letter of President Arroyo to President Bush

Requested from NSC by R. Cabilogan at 01:26 PM on Aug 13, 2019.
Purpose: College Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/20/2001 - 12/31/2009
Tracking no: #NSC-376082671317

Cabilogan 01:26 PM, Aug 13, 2019

Good day ma'am/sir! I would like to request the copy or transcript of the letter of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to President George W. Bush requesting the US President not to tag the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as a foreign terrorist organization.

Thank you!

February 11, 2022

Dear Rac Xavier Cabilogan,


Thank you for your request dated Aug 13, 2019 01:26:46 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for The Letter of President Arroyo to President Bush.

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, upon further review of your request, the information you have requested falls under the Inventory of Exceptions to Executive Order 2 series of 2016. Section 2 of the Exceptions to EO 2 s 2016 states:

“Privileged information relating to national security, defense or international relations: 
a. information, record, or document that must be kept secret in the interest of national defense and security;
b. Diplomatic negotiations and other information required to be kept secret in the conduct of foreign affairs; and 
c. Patent applications, the publication of which would prejudice national security and interests.”

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