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Mabuhay! Welcome! Democrats Abroad Philippines is the official country committee for American Democrats living in the Philippines.  Here you will find information about our upcoming events and about our Executive Committee.  Be sure to check this space often for our news and updates and contact us with any questions.

Democrats Abroad Philippines
da-ph@democratsabroad.org

DA Philippines Leadership:

Lisa Pagkalinawan
| Philippines Chair
Angelo Goode
| Philippines Vice-Chair and Database Manager
Kathleen Bergeron-Guido
| Philippines Treasurer
Maurice III Kayanan
| Philippines Secretary and Communications Manager
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  • News

    General Meeting October 26, 2019

    Photo shows (left to right) Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines Makati Ward and former Secretary Omar Tiwana, Vice-Chair Angelo Goode, Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, former Chair John Boyd, Member Yasmin Tiwana, Treasurer Kathleen Bergeron, Secretary and Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, former Treasurer Gay Zialcita, Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Coordinator Brian Borlongan, Events Committee Member Bing Gelman, former DA Lion City (Singapore) Vice-Chair Bill Gelman, and Member Vicki Indiati at DA Philippines' General Meeting October 26, 2019 at the Elks Club, Makati City, celebrating Halloween in costume.

    Democrats Abroad Philippines held our fourth quarter general meeting on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

    We also celebrated Halloween in costume.

    Meeting minutes to follow, here.

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

    Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

    Press contact: email Democrats Abroad Philippines da-ph@democratsabroad.org

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    Veterans Day 2019

    Photo shows Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines members--(left to right) former DA Lion City (Singapore) Vice-Chair Bill Gelman and former Philippines Chair John Boyd--participating in the Veterans Day ceremony at Clark Veterans Cemetery in Clark Free Port Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga Province, on November 11, 2019.

    DA Philippines participated in the Veterans Day ceremony at Clark Veterans Cemetery in Clark Free Port Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga Province, on November 11, 2019, organized by former Chair John Boyd. We visited grave sites of many soldiers over about a century, had lunch at Clark's local Veterans Lodge, and met Democrats.

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

    Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

    Press contact: email Democrats Abroad Philippines da-ph@democratsabroad.org

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    La Petite Parisienne in Makati City, Philippines

    Progressive Drinking November 20, 2019

    Democrats Abroad Philippines launches our second “Progressive Drinking” event on Wednesday November 20, 2019 5-7pm at La Petite Parisienne, LPL Center, 130 Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati City. We'll get to know Democrats in the area and develop specific activities or initiatives based on the felt needs of the members. Hopefully many more of these get-togethers to follow. Please RSVP to: Omar Tiwana 0917.888.2627 or Bing Ganchero 0919.438.5993. See you!
    Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Bureau of Immigration Detention Center in Taguig City, Philippines

    Thanksgiving 2019

    Join Democrats Abroad Philippines on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2019 from 9am-12nn at the Bureau of Immigration Detention Center in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

    We’ll visit American detainees. And if the Warden consents in advance, bring them supplies like food, reading materials and other necessities (Wardens often serve for just a year or so).

    We usually meet at Urdaneta Village, Makati City at 9am to depart for the Bicutan Immigration Detention Center in Taguig City and should be back at Urdaneta around noon.

    We’ve continued to provide support for a few incarcerated Americans, with former Chair John Boyd and Member David Kuchenbecker making regular visits with logistical support from Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan. Thanks David for your efforts to compile a list of detainees and offer assistance!

    Here’s a thank you letter from a former detainee: 

    Thank you for coming to visit us at Bicutan Detention Center. I was unjustly held there for two and half months and I am grateful for your visits. The washcloths that you provide me helped me to keep clean, which is a dauntingly difficult task when imprisoned. Most importantly, was the fact that you visited. It gave us hope knowing that there was somebody out there.

    Please RSVP by calling 0917.892.2989 or emailing da-ph@democratsabroad.org by 3pm Monday November 18, 2019 so we may arrange transportation.

    Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

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

    Press contact: email Democrats Abroad Philippines da-ph@democratsabroad.org