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 Philippines Leadership:

Lisa Pagkalinawan
| Philippines Chair
Angelo Goode
| Philippines Vice-Chair and Database Manager
Kathleen Bergeron-Guido
| Philippines Treasurer
Elvie Ganchero
| Philippines Secretary
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    DA Philippines August 16 General Meeting Agenda

    Democrats Abroad Philippines

    Sunday August 16 from 2:30-3:30 pm

    Online via Zoom

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    1. Welcome and confirmation of a quorum
    2. Introductions
    3. Minutes from the Annual General Meeting on January 18, 2020 (link)
      1. Approval
      2. Business arising
        1. Omar volunteered to reach out to Rappler for ad posting
        2. Bing volunteered to reach out to AmCham
        3. Jay volunteered to make an announcement during a Rotary meeting
        4. Portable Medicare – Omar and Jay - reach out Eric Lachica and Loida Lewis
        5. Jay volunteered to reach out to the embassy and request them to host an event to help raise awareness about the upcoming election
        6. Lisa volunteered to ask the US Embassy about help needed by Americans detained in the Bicutan Immigration Detention Facility
        7. Lisa to follow up with Jay if he is interested to organize a Quezon City ward.
        8. Send a cleaned up version of the by-laws to Democrats Abroad International and post on DAPh website.
    4. Highlights of the past seven months
      1. 2nd Progressive Drinking event held February 18th
      2. Global Presidential Primary
      3. Database cleanup
      4. Calling campaign
      5. Asia Pacific virtual pub quiz
      6. Mailing voting materials through the embassy
      7. Zoom Drop-In Sundays
      9. Facebook paid ads and boosts ($300 grant)
      10. Thanks to Nancy for posting daily on our Facebook page and tweeting!
      11. Thanks to Brian for doing the following singlehandedly – we need more people!
        1. Database updates
        2. Website posts
        3. Emails to members
    5. Membership Management Committee – any updates?
    6. Get Out the Vote
      1. Urge all US citizens you know to register ASAP (training video is available here)
      2. Join calling campaign for swing states
      3. Sign up as a Voting Champion here
      4. Sign up at
      5. Volunteer for Zoom Drop-In Sundays
      6. Reach out to groups/organizations you know, join FB groups and share info
      7. Donate $20.20 and get a chance to win prizes here
      8. Donate to support phonebanking here (choose phonebanking under purpose, it closes August 20)
      9. Volunteer to create a DAPH Instagram account and post updates
      10. Volunteer to contact DAPH members who vote in swing states that require registration forms to be mailed
    7. Upcoming
      1. August 22 – Screening of Capturing the Flag movie (trailer available here) Saturday from 9 to 10:45 am (have to RSVP, donations optional and appreciated, details to follow)
      2. August 28 – Reading of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech – Friday (57th anniversary)
      3. September 19 – Ballot release day
      4. September 22 – Ballot return day (recommended)
      5. October 1 – If you haven’t received your ballot, submit a write in ballot (FWAB) (ballots mailed after this date may not reach your election official in time)
    8. Other business
    9. Date of next meeting
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    Get out the vote!

    Sign up as a Voting Champion at - it just takes a few minutes and is an excellent way to encourage your friends, family and other contacts to register and vote. There are around 350,000 to 400,000 US citizens living in the Philippines. If each one of us reaches out to three contacts, and they reach out to three contacts, we can reach them all in 11 to 12 iterations.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM through August 17, 2020 at 12pm Hong Kong Time · 1 rsvp

    Zoom Online Voter Assistance August 16

    Did you know every eligible American living  abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year? 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click  the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we'll help you find the answers.  

    Join us August 16th, or any Sunday till November from midnight to midnight Eastern  time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about  questions you have about voting from abroad.

    Use these details to log in to the help desk on Sunday: 

    Zoom Link:
    Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
    Password: Vote2020