Philippines Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager

In college, Angelo served as Treasurer of the Occidental College Young Democrats and he has been volunteering for Democrats Abroad Philippines since September 2018.

His most recent position was research associate in a project funded by the US Agency for International Development with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Makati, from 2012-2014. He also worked as a lecturer of international studies for Far Eastern University, Manila, from 2013-2014; an assistant professor of international studies for De La Salle University-Manila in 2009; and a public information, external relations and policy planning intern for the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, New York, from 2005-2006.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in diplomacy and world affairs (comparative politics and political development) from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts in international relations (East Asia) and a Master of Philosophy in politics (Filipino migrant labor) from Durham University, England. And he speaks intermediate Tagalog.


  • published British View of Trump in News 2019-06-24 02:03:11 -0400

    British View of Trump

    Article shared by Democrats Abroad Philippines Member Frank Holz, “sent to [him] by a friend, that encapsulates the man we must beat in 2020 (June 24, 2019)."

    Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

    Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

    "A few things spring to mind.

    Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

    For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

    So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

    Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.

    I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

    But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

    Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

    And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

    There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

    Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

    Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

    And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

    Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

    He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

    He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

    And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

    That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

    There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

    So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

    * Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

    * You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

    This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

    After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

    God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

    He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

    In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.

    And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

    'My God… what… have… I… created?'"

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • @DemsAbroadPH tweeted link to 1st Democratic Debate 2019 Watch (Part 2 of 2). 2019-06-23 03:04:37 -0400
    We will watch the 1st Democratic Debate 2019 (Part 2 of 2) on Fri June 28, 2019 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino cor Esteban Sts, Legaspi Vill, Makati. No RSVP. And useful if you're participating in the July 27 candidate education potluck social. https://www.democratsabroad.org/angelogoode/1st_democratic_debate_2019_watch_part_2_of_2?recruiter_id=286491

    1st Democratic Debate 2019 Watch (Part 2 of 2)

    We will watch the First Democratic Debate 2019 (Part 2 of 2) on Friday June 28, 2019 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

    No RSVP needed. Just show up.

    It's a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates, and useful if you're participating in the candidate education portion of the July 27 potluck social.

    See you!

    WHEN
    June 28, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Union Jack Tavern
    105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Sts
    Legaspi Village
    Makati City, Metro Manila 1170
    Philippines
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • @DemsAbroadPH tweeted link to 1st Democratic Debate 2019 Watch (Part 1 of 2). 2019-06-23 02:32:28 -0400
    We'll watch the 1st Democratic Debate 2019 (Part 1 of 2) on Thurs June 27, 2019 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino cor Esteban Sts, Legaspi Vill, Makati. No RSVP. And useful if you're participating in the July 27 candidate education potluck social. https://www.democratsabroad.org/angelogoode/1st_democratic_debate_2019_watch_part_1_of_2?recruiter_id=286491

    1st Democratic Debate 2019 Watch (Part 1 of 2)

    We will watch the First Democratic Debate 2019 (Part 1 of 2) on Thursday June 27, 2019 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

    No RSVP needed. Just show up.

    It's a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates, and useful if you're participating in the candidate education portion of the July 27 potluck social.

    See you!

    WHEN
    June 27, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Union Jack Tavern
    105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Sts
    Legaspi Village
    Makati City, Metro Manila 1170
    Philippines
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Democrats Abroad Philippines Honors American and Filipino World War II Heroes

    Article by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan. Photo by DPGK Photography Dale Pagkalinawan shows DAPh members (left to right) John Stephany, Bing Gelman, Kathryn Carpenter-Perlas, Lisa Pagkalinawan (Chair), Morrie, Brian Borlongan (Get Out The Vote Coordinator), and Stephen L. Tyler laying a Memorial Day commemorative wreath.  More photos by Stephen, here.

    To honor the Americans and Filipinos who fell and went missing in World War II, members of DA Philippines donated a commemorative wreath and attended the Memorial Day ceremony on May 26, 2019. Thanks DA International Chair Julia Bryan for suggesting the wreath! 

    To raise money for the wreath, a few members independently placed a GoFundMe page on social media channels to see if their friends and other members would respond to their request. The page showed a panoramic view of the Manila American Cemetery as well as a historic photograph of Douglas MacArthur returning to the Philippines. The words read:

    “In World War II, Douglas MacArthur promised the Philippines, 'I shall return!' He and America kept its word at the cost of more than 17,058 of its young men and women. These American and Filipino Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Doctors and Nurses, made the final sacrifice and have been laid to rest in the Manila American Cemetery. An additional 36,286 are still Missing In Action. Help us honor these souls on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, please give to our cause to fund a wreath for them. God bless all who sacrifice for freedom.”

    Within days, DAPh members and friends answered the call of the GoFundMe page, gave generously to the cause, and the cost of the wreath was met. A handsome wreath was designed around lovely red Anthurium flowers.

    DAPh Chair Lisa said, “The use of this modern application on social media, to fund an old tradition of honoring our fallen soldiers teaches us that where is a will – there is, indeed, a way. When the idea to purchase a wreath for the Memorial Day event was broached, one of the first questions that arose was, ‘How will our organization raise the money?’ A couple of enterprising members came forward and offered to independently create a fund-raising page using the free GoFundMe application, and if it worked, the proceeds would be donated to our cause. Our wreath is proof that generosity and goodwill still exist in the hearts of Americans. We thank you for your help. God bless.”

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • is hosting Candidate Education Potluck 2019-05-28 06:42:28 -0400

    Candidate Education Potluck

    You are invited to Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Candidate Education Potluck social event on Saturday July 27, 2019 from 6-9pm at Urdaneta Village, Makati City. Thanks DAPh members Julia and Frank Holz for hosting!

    Please RSVP by email to da-ph@democratsabroad.org or call 0917.892.2989, and indicate what dish you will be bringing. Kindly bring food and/or drink for a minimum of at least 10 people.

    For those who wish to participate in the Candidate Education section of the potluck, please come prepared to give a three-minute presentation on the salient issues, platform and/or reasons to vote for the candidate you choose to present on toward others learning more about the different candidates. And also indicate in your RSVP, along with the dish you will be bringing, the name of the candidate you will be 'mock primarying.'

    For those who RSVP, we'll email you the address.

    Schedule:
    6pm Arrive and Name Tags
    6:15-6:30pm Get Food
    6:30-7pm Introductions
    7-8pm Main Program
    8-8:30pm Open Forum
    8:30-9pm Social
    9pm End

    IMPORTANT: Please note and remember "It has long been the policy of Democrats Abroad that we do not endorse or offer preferential treatment to any Democratic candidate when they are running against other Democrats--that includes all Democratic primary races, including presidential primaries. We are proud to support the democratic process, and the full breadth of candidates in the running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. As such, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting a fair and free impartial election, including before, during and after the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary." Full statement, here.

    And here's an article from National Public Radio on "Keeping It Civil: How To Talk Politics Without Letting Things Turn Ugly."

    WHEN
    July 27, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Julia and Frank Holz Residence
    Urdaneta Village
    Makati City, Metro Manila 1225
    Philippines
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • General Meeting July 6, 2019 and Independence Day

    You are invited to attend Democrats Abroad Philippines third quarter general meeting on Saturday July 6, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club (Library), 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

    We will follow up discussion from the previous meeting; report on the Tax Seminar, Memorial Day Commemoration, and the 2019 Global Meeting; and develop our 2020 Strategy--the first primary is on February 3, 2020 and the global primary is March 3-10, 2020.

    Please find the minutes of the previous April 6, 2019 meeting here, for you to read in advance and approve at the July 6, 2019 meeting.

    RSVP by email to da-ph@democratsabroad.org or call 0917.892.2989. If you have a strong internet connection and would like to join the meeting via Skype, please email us your Skype ID.

    And the Elks Club is celebrating Independence Day till 8pm, so feel free to join the festivities afterwards. Here's the flier.

    Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

    WHEN
    July 06, 2019 at 3:30pm
    WHERE
    Elks Club
    7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building
    Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village
    Makati City, Metro Manila 1229
    Philippines
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • @DemsAbroadPH tweeted link to Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar. 2019-04-13 08:08:32 -0400
    Great seeing everyone at @DemsAbroadPH Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar today! Thanks Manrkē’s Asia Pacific CEO Richard Medalla for explaining who is required to file US income taxes, FBAR, FATCA reports, and common tax challenges facing Americans abroad. https://www.democratsabroad.org/angelogoode/tax_for_americans_abroad_seminar_eg1x9rihmo6jhqiohuy37w?recruiter_id=286491

    Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar

    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Photographer Joan Corpuz shows (left to right) DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode, DAPh Treasurer Kathleen Bergeron, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, Speaker and Manrkē’s Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Medalla, and DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan.

    DA Philippines held a Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 3:30-5pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, with some 22 attendees.

    Speaker Richard Medalla, Manrkē’s Asia Pacific CEO, explained who is required to file US income taxes, Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR), and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reports. He also presented common challenges facing Americans abroad in complying with US tax reporting requirements, and answered questions from the audience.

    Event flier, here.

    Speaker Richard’s presentation, here.

    His company profile, here.

    DA tax advocacy work, here.

    Our next activity is Memorial Day organized by the American Association of the Philippines on Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Manila American Cemetery. Members please check your email, including Spam, Updates and Promotions folders for the official email blast with the announcement containing further information. We are contributing a wreath and would very much appreciate donations. Kindly email DAPh Communications Manager Morrie at morriejane@yahoo.com if you would like to make a donation. Please donate--thank you!

    We are also organizing a Candidate Education Potluck, which is a social event. And if there is sufficient interest, a speaker event on the three historic Balangiga Bells, which were returned to the Philippines last year after being taken over a century ago. More to follow.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at www.democratsabroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • @DemsAbroadPH tweeted link to General Meeting April 6, 2019. 2019-04-09 03:48:29 -0400
    At @DemsAbroadPH 2nd Quarter General Meeting on April 6, 2019, we discussed @DemsAbroad International Chair @juliapraha's report on 2018 wins & how to drive engagement, share expertise and prepare for 2020 through greater levels of participation. More info https://www.democratsabroad.org/angelogoode/general_meeting_april_6_2019?recruiter_id=286491

    General Meeting April 6, 2019

    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Admin Brian Borlongan shows (left to right) DAPh members Angela Reyes, Mary Ellen de Jesus, Yasmin Tiwana, Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh former Vice-Chair Gene Boggs, DAPh former Secretary Omar Tiwana, DAPh former Treasurer Gay Zialcita, and DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode at the Elks Club in Makati City.

    DA Philippines held its 2nd Quarter General Meeting on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Library of the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

    We discussed DA International Chair Julia Bryan's report on 2018 wins; how to drive engagement, share expertise and prepare for 2020 through greater levels of participation; and having a candidate education event.

    A Membership Management Committee was formed.

    The next two events are:

    1. Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 3:30-5pm at the Elks Club Manila Room. Here's the flier.
    2. Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2019 at the Manila American Cemetery, organized by the American Association of the Philippines. We intend to contribute a wreath.

    Here are the:

    1. Agenda for the April 6, 2019 meeting
    2. Minutes from the April 6, 2019 meeting.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • 1st Progressive Drinking Party to Clean Up the Membership Database at Launch Lab Test Kitchen

    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Events Committee Bing Gelman shows (left to right) DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy Slagle, DA Lion City (Singapore) former Vice-Chair and DAPh former Treasurer Bill Gelman, DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, DAPh members Tricia Jimenez, Angela Reyes, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, and DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode at Launch Lab Test Kitchen in Makati City.

    DA Philippines held a Progressive Drinking Party to clean up the database on Saturday February 2, 2019 from 2-4pm at Launch Lab Test Kitchen, Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Renaissance Building, 215 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

    Thanks DAPh Events Committee Bing for the recommendation to have a Progressive Drinking Party, which is a concept borrowed from DA Lion City (Singapore) Chair Patricia Reed who is happy for other DA Country Committees to also hold their own Progressive Drinking Parties.

    Thanks also to the volunteers for all your hard work and dedication--calling, emailing and texting some 329 DAPh members to verify they are still living in the Philippines by collecting their current landline and cell phone numbers.

    And thanks DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy for providing the space for us with light snacks.

    Once all the corrections are inputted, we should organize another database clean-up event. And the Events Committee will be meeting, to be announced, to discuss events planning.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • published Plans for 2019 in News 2019-01-22 09:34:56 -0500

    Plans for 2019


    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) member Joan Corpuz shows (left to right) DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode, DAPh member Tricia Jimenez, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, DA Lion City (Singapore) former Vice-Chair and DAPh former Treasurer Bill Gelman, DAPh Events Committee Bing Gelman, and DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy Slagle at the Elks Club in Makati City.

    Events Committee

    DAPh Secretary Jeremy chairs the Events Committee, composed of DAPh member Bing, DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, and DAPh member Don Goertzen.

    Database Clean-Up and By-Law Changes

    DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan is presently point person for Database Clean-Up and By-Law Changes, but is happy for other members to contribute to these two important initiatives.

    Memorial Day and Fourth of July Events 2019 

    DAPh Chair Lisa is also point person for our Memorial Day and Fourth of July 2019 events.

    Phone Calls to Voters Worldwide

    DAPh member Dean Shuey continues as point person for phone calls to voters worldwide.

    Veterans Day at Clark and Thanksgiving Day Events 2019

    And DAPh former Chair John B. continues as point person for Veterans Day at Clark and Thanksgiving Day 2019 events.

    Dates of Next Meetings

    Saturday February 2, 2019 at 2pm in Makati: Progressive Drinking Party

    We will have a Progressive Drinking Party to clean up the database on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 2pm at Launch Lab Test Kitchen, Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Renaissance Building, 215 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Thanks returning DAPh member Bing for the recommendation and DAPh Secretary Jeremy for providing the space for us, which can seat some 12 people comfortably.

    Saturday April 6, 2019 at 3:30pm in Makati: General Meeting Q2 2019 

    And because we decided to hold four general meetings for 2019 quarterly (Q), the next general meeting Q2 2019 is on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 3:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City.

    Please RSVP by email at da-ph@democratsabroad.org or call 0917.892.2989.

    Announcements and further details of our next meetings and activities will follow, so members please check your email. If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • Election of Officers and Management Positions for 2019-2021

    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) member Joan Corpuz shows (left to right) DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, DAPh member Edmund Garcia, DAPh Events Committee Don Goertzen, DAPh Treasurer Kathy Bergeron, and DAPh member Dean Shuey at the Elks Club in Makati City.

    Happy New Year DA Philippines!

    DA Philippines held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 on Saturday January 19, 2019 from 4-6pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City.

    Some 20 DAPh members attended and DA Australia (DAA)-Victoria Chapter member Michael Ramos joined by Skype to listen in. Although DAA-Victoria member Michael holds no elected positions within Democrats Abroad, he founded and is appointed Chair of the DA Hispanic Caucus. He also serves on the DA Tax Task Force, the DA Progressive Caucus, the DA Black Caucus, and the unofficial DA Veterans and Military Families Caucus.

    We reported on activities held in 2018, elected officers for 2019-2021, and discussed activities for 2019.

    Welcome DAPh Leadership 2019-2021!

    Officers

    Lisa Pagkalinawan was re-elected Chair, Angelo Goode was elected Vice-Chair, Jeremy Slagle was elected Secretary, and Kathy Bergeron was re-elected Treasurer.

    Management 

    Morrie Kayanan was elected Communications Manager, and DAPh Vice-Chair Angelo later confirmed his acceptance of multiple positions including Database Manager and Social Media Manager.

    Next General Meeting Q2 2019

    Because we decided to hold four general meetings for 2019 quarterly (Q), the next general meeting Q2 2019 is on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 3:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City.

    Announcements and further details of our next meetings and activities will follow, so members please check your email. If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • published Annual Meeting 2019 in News 2019-01-13 23:25:06 -0500

    Annual Meeting 2019


    Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) member Joan Corpuz shows (left to right) DAPh members Dean Shuey, Donald Kwok, Vicki Indiati, John Sachs, DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh member Omar Tiwana's sister Yasmin Tiwana, DAPh members Dave Kuchenbecker, Angela Reyes, DAPh former Vice-Chair Gene Boggs, DAPh member Tricia Jimenez, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, DA Lion City (Singapore) former Vice-Chair and DAPh former Treasurer Bill Gelman, DAPh Events Committee Bing Gelman, DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy Slagle, and DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode at the Elks Club in Makati City.

    DA Philippines held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 19, 2019 from 4-6pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City. We reported on activities held in 2018, elected officers for 2019-2021, and discussed activities for 2019.

    Here are the:

    1. Agenda for the January 19, 2019 meeting
    2. Annual Report for 2018
    3. Minutes from the January 19, 2019 meeting.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • published Voters’ Open House October 2018 in News 2019-01-13 23:06:32 -0500

    Voters’ Open House October 2018


    Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) held a Voters’ Open House on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 2-5pm in Ortigas at Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., One Magnificent Mile-CITRA Building, 39 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Thanks DAPh member Jocelyn Pick for providing the space for us!

    We helped people with registering to vote, requesting ballots, and answered questions about voting in the November 2018 election. For those who already had ballots, we provided a “voting booth” where voters could privately fill out their ballots. And we provided information about whether or not voters needed to mail their ballots or if they can email or fax it back, and answered other questions they had.

    Due to new state laws regarding absentee ballots, we could only provide verbal assistance and couldn't assist with putting ballots in envelopes or mailing them. Voters could either drop their ballots off at the US Embassy or mail it through the Philippine Post Office with registered mail safest.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • How to Vote for the US Midterm Elections 2018 from Abroad for Americans Overseas

    We work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to Americans in the Philippines and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home. ~ Democrats Abroad Philippines, 2018

    1. Request Your Ballot

    Go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org and click the Request Ballot tab, which brings you to the Register to Vote/Absentee Ballot Request page. Note: when filling in your Voter Information, for US citizens living outside the country who intend to return, choosing the first option “I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and my return is uncertain” may be the safest answer to ensure you receive your absentee ballot if you will be abroad for some time. Follow the instructions on the website and ask for your blank ballots to be delivered to you electronically by email if possible. The website will tell you if your state allows the return of your request electronically or if you must submit a paper copy with original signature.

    2. Receive and Complete Your Ballot

    If you are set to receive your electronic ballot by email, keep an eye out for an email with the subject line: 2018 General Election Official Ballot. It will include instructions on how to vote and return the ballot. Note: perhaps best to print your blank electronic ballot, fill it up, hand sign it, and scan.

    3. Return Your Completed Ballot

    If you received your electronic ballot by email, follow the instructions in the email on how to return it. If you must mail a paper ballot from the Philippines, we suggest using the Philippine Post Office and send it using registered mail which only costs about PhP200 (US$4).

    For Further Information

    If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas from the Philippines, please contact Democrats Abroad Philippines at email da-ph@democratsabroad.org or call +63.917.892.2989.

    Remember, your vote counts! Be absent but accounted for! VOTE NOW! DON’ T WAIT!!

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • published Thanksgiving 2018 in News 2019-01-13 21:40:10 -0500

    Thanksgiving 2018


    Photo shows (left to right) Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) former Chair John Boyd, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, and DAPh members Dave Kuchenbecker and John Sachs at the Bicutan Immigration Detention Facility in Taguig City.

    On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018, DA Philippines visited American detainees at the Bicutan Immigration Detention Facility in Taguig City and brought them food, reading materials and other necessities. We have continued to provide support for a few incarcerated Americans, with DAPh former Chair John B. and DAPh member Dave making regular visits with logistical support from DAPh Chair Lisa. DAPh member Dave has made efforts to compile a list of detainees and offer assistance.

    If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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  • signed up on Join 2018-10-22 20:09:52 -0400

Collective-thinking foreign, economic and environmental policy; and equality and human rights for all, such as blue-collar grassroots workers, ethnic minorities, the LGBT+ community, women and immigrants among other disenfranchised groups.