2016 Philippine Homeschool Conference Speakers
Joy is happily married to Edric Mendoza and she is a homeschooling mom to five children spanning the ages of 13 to 2 years old. She is an awarded blogger for her site, Teachwithjoy.com where she writes about the honest challenges and joys of marriage, parenting and homeschooling.
She is the author of, “When a Good God Allows Rape” – an autobiography of her journey from tragedy to healing. Her story has been televised and featured on numerous media platforms. Joy also speaks on marriage, parenting, and homeschooling to audiences around the Philippines and when possible, overseas.
Together with her husband and children, she has been a brand endorser for Revicon Max, Cetaphil, Vernel Fabric Softener, Mommy Matters and products that celebrate marriage and family values. Above all else, her greatest passion is living for the glory of Jesus Christ which she hopes will define everything she is and does as a woman, wife, mother, and communicator.
Deonna is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a major in Psychology and Sociology. Formerly, she toured South East Asia with the Crossroads, a singing group of Campus Crusade for Christ, and gave concerts to over 200,000 in nine countries. She was instrumental in helping to set up The Master’s Academy Homeschool, which was the first DepEd accredited home school program in the Philippines. She is also a conference speaker, counselor for women and families, Bible teacher and discipler of women. She is the wife of Peter Tan-Chi and mother of their five children, who by God’s grace, are serving the Lord.
Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (www.iew.com). Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. Andrew and his wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eight.
Bo Sanchez (www.bosanchez.ph) is a bestselling author, international speaker, and entrepreneur. He founded many organizations, such as Anawim, a special home for the abandoned elderly and the poorest of the poor, and Shepherd’s Voice, a media group that publishes the widest read inspirational literature in the country. He also founded the Light of Jesus Family and Catholic Filipino Academy. Above all these, Bo believes that his first call is to be a loving husband to his wife Marowe, and a devoted father to his sons Benedict and Francis, who are also homeschooled.
Eric Nicdao, a Management Engineering graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, has been in the financial service industry for 20 years. He is a sought after speaker, a multi-awarded registered financial consultant and senior agency manager of PhilamLife, and a certified investment solicitor. Most importantly, Eric is a proud father of three children ages 13, 9, and 2 and a loving husband to his wonderful wife, Lani.
Breakout Session Speakers
This homeschooling father is a familiar face in the homeschooling scene. He is the founder of HAPI, the Homeschool Global President, and a champion of homeschooling. A registered Financial Planner, Edric also hosted “On the
Gary is the founder and superintendent of the Walkersville Christian Family Schools (WCFS), and pastor of Walkersville Christian Fellowship. Married 43 years, he and his wife Sally have raised 10 children are now enjoying the
A teacher and a learner by heart, Mommy Milona is passionate about homeschooling, learning, mentoring and coaching parents. She loves being a wife to Bensie and mom to Meg (16), Maddie (13), Josh (9), and David (6). She
Though trained in the medical field, Donna has embraced homeschooling for their 4 children and has been at it for the past 14 years. Married to Gilbert Simpao for the past 21 years, Donna and the Simpao Homeschool has been
Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (www.iew.com). Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music. His seminars for
Graduated from Ateneo de Davao University bachelor of science in business administration major in marketing. For the last 20 years, she has been trying her best to be an organized homemaker. She is a Wife and mother of 4:
Together with Mike, her husband of 19 years, Racquel is a Catholic homeschooling mom to her 2 daughters, Arielle and Kayla. Arielle, now a freshman at the Savannah College of Art Design (SCAD) – Hongkong campus, was
Ivy and Bernard Marquez
Sought after speakers and trainers Bernard and Ivy have been married for more than 24 years now. They have three adult children all homeschooled from kinder to high school. In college, they all went to De La Salle University
Jen Bellosillo is a loving wife to Ronnel and mother to 4 beautiful children, one of whom has special needs. They are now on their 8th year in homeschooling. A licensed teacher with masteral units in Teaching in the Early Grades
Jenn is a Pastor’s wife and a mom of 4 children.
She is a resource speaker for family ministries and a marriage and parenting coach to many.
She is also a blogger (jennpunzalan.com).
She has been homeschooling for 13 years.
PHILIPPINE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE 2016