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About Us

Socdem Asia is a regional grouping of political parties, platforms, and movements who share social democratic values and perspectives and work to combat inequality and ensure human dignity for all. Together we aim to promote the values and practices of social democracy and fight for alternatives to elitist politics and neoliberal capitalist economic organization.

It aims to build social democratic alternative by deepening and broadening Asian discourse, offering and developing future- oriented policies, and showcasing best practices of Social Democratic parties, politicians and movements.

Socdem Asia is an associate network of the Progressive Alliance.

Regional Network Coverage

The network is composed of parties, think tanks/institutes, labour, academics, and young activists from 13 countries - Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Timor Leste.

The Network's Steering Committee is the body that provides agenda direction to the Network including key areas of work, activities and public communication. Members of the Network and participants in its consist of organizations who promote social democratic values and programs as well as those with social democratic wings/tendencies. Institutes, think tanks and policy makers working with social democratic actors are invited also invited to Network activities.

Map Regional Network Coverage
  • Partai NasDem - Indonesia

  • Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan - Indonesia

  • Justice Party - South Korea

  • Democratic Action Party - Malaysia

  • Mongolian Peoples Party - Mongolia

  • Democratic Party for a New Society - Myanmar

  • Shan Nationalities League for Democracy - Myanmar

  • Nepali Congress - Nepal

  • Akbayan Citizens' Action Party - Philippines

  • Commoners Party - Thailand

  • Move Forward Party - Thailand

  • Frente Revolucionária de Timor-Leste Independente - Timor-Leste



Our Team

Our team in Network for Social Democracy in Asia (Socdem Asia) is based in Quezon City, Philippines and headed by Network Coordinator Machris Cabreros. The staff is comprised of progressive individuals with years of experience in different fields such as policy development, international relations work, political communications, and civil society.

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Marie Chris Cabreros

Marie Chris Cabreros

Network Coordinator

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Marlon Cornelio

Marlon Cornelio

Programme Coordinator

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Miranda Reyno

Miranda Reyno

Network Secretary

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Carlo Angelo Vargas

Carlo Angelo Vargas

Communications Officer

Socdem Asia Secretariat
Unit 3E Suite 122, No. 122 Maginhawa Street,
Teachers Village East, Diliman 1101 NCR, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+632) 7903 2396