Education: “No Place Like Home” Philippine Homeschool Conventioin 2019

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“There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” So goes a quote attributed to well-known nonviolence movement leader and Nobel Prize winner Mahatma Gandhi.

Indeed, truer words have never been said. After all, children first learn within the confines of their homes amidst loving parents and well-meaning caregivers. At home, children learn the basics of communicating, personal care, and proper conduct. It is within the safety of the home that they first learn about family, love, and security.

This is why we from Educating for Life or EFL want to gather together with our fellow homeschoolers as one community at the Philippine Homeschool Convention {PHC} 2019: to connect with and inspire one another to be the “teachers” and build the “schools” that Gandhi was talking about.

EFL, a group composed of four homeschooling moms, organizes events for homeschoolers and other individuals or groups that are into homeschooling and what we like to call “intentional education.” We have been organizing events for families ~ homeschoolers, in particular ~ since 2014.

This year, EFL, in partnership with Moneygment and SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, is pleased to present the No Place Like Home Philippine Homeschool Convention.

Believing that there is no place like home ~ especially when it comes to teaching our children—we invite our fellow parents to gather together at this year’s PHC so we can equip ourselves and bravely forge ahead in the difficult but extremely rewarding task of educating our children not just academically, but in other aspects too.

Character. Virtues. Life lessons. These are things that children don’t normally learn from textbooks and within classroom walls.

It is the essence of home, of family, of this virtuous calling of educating our children that we celebrate in the upcoming No Place Like Home: Philippine Homeschool Convention 2019.

To be held on 07 September, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City, this year’s convention will gather hundreds of Filipino parents and provide them with inspiration and encouragement to live out their calling as their children’s primary educators.

More Information About the PHC 2019

Convention Speakers

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Our line-up of international and local speakers will leave the PHC participants inspired, encouraged, empowered, and equipped to begin or continue their respective homeschooling journeys with even greater passion than before.

Among them are homeschooling dad, bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker Jayson Lo, homeschooling mom and founder of Homeschool Singapore Dawn Fung, veteran homeschooling mom and president of the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands Dr. Donna Pangilinan-Simpao, long-time homeschooler, veteran speaker, and author Marla Taviano, and homeschool advocate, speaker, and blogger Michelle Padrelanan.

Our plenary session will also feature homeschooling parents who will share about their journeys along with their respective children: Dennis and Thammie Sy, Jay and May Palacpac with their son Pablo, and David and Frannie Daez with their son Yuan.

In the afternoon, there will be different breakout sessions geared towards “equipping” the participants for their individual homeschooling journeys. The speakers are all homeschooling parents who wish to help parents be better educators for their kids, emphasizing the truth that there really is “no place like home.”

The PHC 2019 will start at 7 a.m. with registration and the opening of the Expo. It will end at around 6.30 p.m.

You can also find the program online here:

To view the PHC topics for the plenary and breakout sessions online, please visit

You may also find the program and topics in our Media Kit:

Convention Expo

Similar to conferences in previous years, the PHC will have an expo of more than 50 merchants featuring educational toys and materials, tutorials, and classes that aim to support homeschoolers, and even non-homeschoolers. The expo is open to everyone, with a minimal fee of P100 per person.

Activities For Kids + Teens

Activities for parents who opt to bring their kids and teens to the event will also be provided.

*Details of activities plus registration fees and procedure to follow. Please stay tuned to and the PHC Facebook page ( for updates. 

PHC 2019 Registration Process + Fees

Currently, interested PHC participants can register online via this link:

Below are the registration fees:

* Early bird rate ~ Full access {With access to plenary talks, breakout sessions and expo} ~ Php1000 per participant {NOTE: Payments must be received on or before September 1, 2019}

* Expo only ticket ~ Php100 per person

Walk-in and on-site payment rate ~ Full access ~ Pph1200 per participant

* Kids 3 and below are free {lap seating only}

If you have any questions about the PHC, please visit our FAQs page online:

In case there is a question that is not answered on our FAQs page, please feel free to reach out to us (EFL) via the PHC FB page. {You may also find updates about the PHC there.}

Of course, the PHC 2019 would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners {as of August 16}:

Co-Presenters: Moneygment / SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier

Major Sponsors: MANILA BULLETIN / MB Moms & Babies

Minor Sponsors: Rex Publishing, Ogalala, and Crayola

Media Partners: ANC 24/7 Crossover FM The Parenting Emporium

September 7 will surely be a day full of inspiration and learning, so don’t miss it! We highly encourage parents who are exploring homeschooling or are already homeschooling to come, but we also welcome parents who have kids in conventional schools and want to learn how to be more intentional with their kids’ education. See you there!

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