Welcome to Democrats Abroad Philippines (DA-PH), the official country committee for Democrats living in the Philippines.  As a political group, we aspire to be relevant to the members of the Democratic Party by supporting initiatives to increase participation in the electoral process and providing a platform to get involved in issues that impact their lives while living abroad and the lives of their families in their home states.

We have seen in the past years how elected leaders overtly undermined the democratic principles from which the nation was founded, by:

  • making voting more complicated thereby restricting voters from full, unfettered participation;
  • restricting voting by traditionally Democratic groups such as people of color, LGBTQ, most immigrants and college students; and
  • corrupting the election process by approving Citizen United law and related legislation to promote raising dark money deployed to disinform and undermine elections and voter participation.

These are serious issues that need to be addressed, and we, the people, have the power to change them by the power of our VOTESGet involved in your state elections by joining your Facebook State Groups, check upcoming state and general elections through, campaign, donate, and ensure that that democratic candidates win local, state, and national elections.

The core work of DA-PH is dedicated towards mobilizing Americans to vote for Democratic candidates in state and national elections. To support this agenda, we:

  • Recruit new members to expand the membership base.
  • Mobilize volunteers through phone banking to ensure they register and vote on time. Sign up for phone banking here. For global volunteering opportunities, please register here.
  • Help voters understand how to register and vote from abroad. Click here for detailed 2021 election deadlines for overseas voters.

DA-PH supports, as well, the following issues and advocacies to effect policy reform affecting American citizens in the Philippines:

Get involved! Join a caucus today, register here.

And finally, in the light of the Covid19 pandemic, DA-PH has been very active in advocating for equal access to US-FDA approved Covid19 vaccines for all Americans living in the Philippines regardless of political affiliation. DA-PH provides members the latest developments on our Covid19 vaccine efforts through email.

Be a member of Democrats Abroad. Please register here.

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If you have questions, please drop us an email at: [email protected] 
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Country EVENTS

December 02, 2023 - 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom in Washington, DC

proDA Monthly Members Meeting

At our Progress for Progressives monthly members meeting on Saturday, December 2nd, we will introduce...
December 04, 2023 - 05:00 PM Time Zoom in London, United Kingdom

Social Security for Americans Abroad in the UK & Africa...

Many people that live abroad don't realize that they're eligible for Social Security benefits. This...
December 31, 2023 - 03:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(RECORDING) How To Catch Up On Filing US Taxes From...

Are you a US or dual citizen and you just found out you're supposed to...
December 31, 2023 - 03:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(Recording) Investing For Americans Abroad

Looking to invest but not able to find a brokerage account or worried about double...
December 31, 2023 - 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(RECORDING) How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad...

Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year? Join us for...
December 31, 2023 - 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom


Tired of paying someone else to file the FBAR for you? Save money, file yourself!...
December 31, 2023 - 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(RECORDING) Retirement & Taxes For Americans Abroad

Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year? Join us for...
January 14, 2024 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (virtual)

Books Abroad January Meeting

Our next meeting of “Books Abroad” will take place on Sunday, January 14, at 4pm...


January 16, 2022

Nominations Open: DA-PH New Set of Country Leaders

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July 02, 2021

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout for Veterans in PH

In the most recent survey of Democrats Abroad - Philippines, 18% of DA members are veterans. We are pushing this information from VA Philippines to all our VA members to......
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June 11, 2021

Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: What DA-PH Members Think

In May, the Democrats Abroad Philippines (DA-PH) organized the Covid Member Action Team in response to the concerns of tax paying and voting Americans living in the Philippines to obtain......
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May 18, 2021

DA-PH Announces the passing of Gene Boggs

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April 05, 2021

Meet your new DA Philippine leadership team

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March 02, 2021

Call for Nominations: DA Asia Pacific RVC

Call for Nominations: Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair Asia Pacific We are now accepting nominations for the bi-annual election of Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for the Asia Pacific (AP) region!......
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October 09, 2020

US Embassy Manila Overseas Voter Assistance

We are proud to report that the US Embassy in Manila is conducting voter assistance events for the entire month of October starting October 14! The embassy will help you......
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September 18, 2020

DAPH September 27 General Meeting

Our next general meeting will take place on Sunday September 27 at 2:30PM PHT via Zoom. Anyone who is interested can contact the chair, Lisa Pagkalinawan, by email at [email protected].......
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Melani Hicks

Vice-chair, DA Philippines
Marian Catedral-King

Secretary, DA Philippines
Jon Sachs

Treasurer, DA Philippines
Nancy Longatan

Philippines Social Media Manager