“Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me.” Rom15: 17-18

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Connect with today’s most influential education leaders! Join colleagues who share your commitment to transforming education in the 21st century. A gathering of Christian School Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals, School Middle Managers, Administrators.

speaker_david-wilcoxDavid K. Wilcox, Ph.D., is Assistant Vice President with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). He supports the association’s activities in Canada, Central and South America and the Asia/Pacific regions. He is also an editorial advisor for ACSI’s journal, Christian School Education. He has written extensively in ACSI publications, and seeks to make ACSI services and publications relevant and valuable for the Christian school movement worldwide.




Dr. Wilcox began his career in education teaching children with special learning needs for 5 years in Illinois. In 1982, David and his wife, Erin, went to the Alliance Academy International in Quito, Ecuador. After two years teaching there, David served as Secondary Principal and Director. In 1989 they moved to Malaysia, where he was Headmaster of Dalat International School in Penang for 6 years. His work with ACSI began in 1995.

Dr. Wilcox has a BA in Economics from Wheaton College, a MS in Special Education from Illinois State University and a MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama. His PhD is in Education Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois—Chicago. He is married and has two adult children. David and his wife, Dr. Erin Wilcox, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services, live in Colorado Springs.

speaker_brian-tasselBrian Van Tassel grew up in Hong Kong but his baccalaureate degree in Mathematics and Math Education and his M.S. in Mathematics were obtained from George Fox and Notre Dame, USA, respectively. He has a Diploma of Christian Studies from Regent, Canada and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Bristol, UK. He has been trained in both Basic and Advanced Cognitive Coaching. He has been serving the International Christian School in Hong Kong for 18 years in different capacities: as Math Teacher, as Academic Dean, and as HS Principal. He has presented Higher Order Thinking Skills in Dagupan, Philippines and in the International Children’s Educator’s Conference in Korea in 2014 and Critical Thinking Skills in the ACSI Indonesia Teachers’ Conference in 2015 in Surabaya and Bandung. Brian speaks some Chinese and attends a Chinese church. He has a daughter, 13, and a son, 11, with his wife from Taiwan. He has been to Manila, Dagupan, and Mindanao, Philippines.
speaker_rina-lopez-bautistaRina Lopez Bautista is the President and founder of the Knowledge Channel Foundation (KCFI). KCFI is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 and operates the Knowledge Channel, the first and only television and online and offline media tandem primarily focused on the Philippines’ basic education curriculum. KCFI develops and airs/distributes multimedia learning resources anchored on the curriculum for PKto12 and alternative learning, math, science English and other subjects to public schools all over the country.

KCFI is also involved in the continuing learning of education leaders through the Superintendents Leadership Program (SLP) that trains Schools Division Superintendents across the country, and through Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidenced-Based Pedagogies (LEEP) that trains on learner-centered approaches, constructivism, and 21st century learning to help teachers and principals implement the reforms of the Department of Education (DepEd), particularly in the K to12 program. She is also a partner and national screener for the Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards and the Oscar M. Lopez Award for Educational Leadership.

Lopez Bautista is a Trustee of the Lopez Group Foundation. She is also the immediate past vice chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), a network of 80 corporate foundations that promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She is also the past chairperson of LCF’s Committee on Education.

Beyond advocacy, she is a learner finishing her graduate degree in Learning Technologies in Pepperdine University in California, USA. She is also enrolled in a course, How to Learn Math at Stanford University also in California, USA.

Being a passionate advocate of quality education with 17 years experience in the field, she is a resource person on philanthropy and learning technologies.

speaker_rose-clemenaDr. Rose Marie Salazar-Clemeña is the President of Asian Psychological Services and Assessment (APSA). A licensed/registered psychologist and a licensed/registered guidance counselor, Dr. Clemeña is also certified by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) as a Counseling, Educational, and Assessment Psychology Specialist. She holds a doctorate in Psychology, with specialization in counseling, from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from De La Salle University (DLSU).

Recently awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission as Outstanding Professional in the field of Psychology for 2015, Dr. Clemeña has an illustrious experience in education, which includes 32 years of committed service in DLSU, where she was a University Fellow and Full Professor in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department (CEPD). She held various administrative positions at DLSU, such as Dean of the College of Education, Chair of the Counselor Education Department, and Co-Director of the Institute for Educational Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics. From 2002-2007, she served De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, first as Vice President for Academics and eventually as Executive Vice President. Upon retirement, she was granted the title of Professor Emeritus by DLSU. Dr. Clemeña is also the founding President of the School Counselors Circle Inc., a non- stock, non-profit organization serving the training needs of school counselors in the country. She is likewise a past President of the Association of the Psychological and Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific (APECA), the Philippine Association for Counselor Education, Research, and Supervision (PACERS), and the PAP. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Psychology Program Head of the Divine Word College of Legazpi City and Dean of Studies of the Mater Salutis College Seminary.

speaker_sam-laresSAMUEL B. LARES or Bro. Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and a Licensed Real Estate Broker by profession. He is the Founder, Executive Director, and Chief Trainer of Christ’s Public Accountants Ministries, Inc.(CPAMI). He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and a graduate of PSBA – Quezon City in 1991, with MBA Units, have extensive training in Sales and Marketing for ten years, served as Church Auditor, Ex-Officio Chairman, and Board of Trustees Member in three churches in the Philippines. A servant of the Lord Jesus Christ since 1985 and called upon by the Lord on May 2003 to establish His ministry of Christ’s Public Accountants, serving Pastors, Ministers, Christian leaders, Missionaries, businessmen and organizations in Accounting, Finances, Management, Taxation and Computer training programs.

Currently, he is handling non-stock, non-profit organizations (churches, mission organizations, NGOs, schools, Bible colleges and ministries) as Financial and Management Consultant and External Auditor. Last July 2005, he launched his first book in the Philippines entitled “Basic Accounting for Philippine Churches” published by Church Strengthening Ministry (CSM) and now working on the second edition of the said book. Married to Adelina De Nava-Lares with five children.

Bro. Sam is also a Board of Accountancy (BOA) accredited external auditor and a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) accredited Tax Practitioner in the Philippines.

speaker_aldwin-salumbidesAtty. Winnie Salumbides is the Managing Partner of the ABS Law Firm. Trained in conflict coaching and conciliation in Minneapolis, USA, he was elected as the President of Advocates Philippines and is the concurrent President of the Christian Legal Society. These two organizations are local chapters of the biggest association of Christian attorneys across the globe.

He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also studied at the Harvard Law School and is the first Filipino admitted to its LLF Flagship Program.

Atty. Winnie is also part of the Haggai Institute’s international faculty, having taught leadership courses in Maui, Hawaii. Having worked in a top-rated firm, he represented clients such as McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Caltex, Air France, Philippine Airlines, Guess Jeans, San Miguel Corporation, Dole, Subway, Fuji Xerox, Manila Bulletin and other well-known brands.

He also served as a Consultant for the ADB and is presently the legal counsel of various organizations, leading corporations, Christian schools and prominent individuals.

He is married to a Christian broadcaster and a bestselling author with whom he has two (2) young daughters whom he regularly fetches from school.

Don Timothy I. Buhain  is a graduate of the Asian Institute of Management with a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship where he was cited for Superior Performance.  His Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management Engineering, minor in Mechanical Engineering, was obtained from the De La Salle University.  His basic education was received from the Ateneo de Manila University.

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Rex Group of Companies.  He is concurrently the Asst. Vice-President and Key Accounts Manager of Rex Bookstore, Inc., the Productivity Ascertainment Office Head of Rex Printing Company, and the Vice-President / Treasurer of DDD Holdings.  He has attended numerous special courses not only in the Philippines but also in Columbia University in New York on Leading Strategic Growth and Change, in Hyper Island, Singapore on HyperIsland Master Class, an don Integrated Business Planning Executive Workshop at the Procurement and Supply  Institute of Asia.  His father is the Chairman and President of Rex Group of Companies.  He is married to Doctor of Dental Medicine Mary Grace Helene and they are blessed with three children. 

Evelyn Malinis Malabunga-Bumatay has been a teacher since she was 19. She has made it her personal mission to make a difference in the lives of young boys and girls, to mentor brothers and sisters in the teaching profession. Her simple joys include seeing students marvel at Science and how it affects their lives, hearing them communicate fluently in oral and written media in her English and Speech classes, and most importantly, knowing that there are students who get to know and receive Jesus as their Personal Lord and Savior.



With a Master’s Degree in Education, major in Educational Leadership, from the De La Salle University, she became an Instructional Leader and Principal of the High School Department (now Junior High School) of Jubilee Christian Academy (JCA) where she has been served the Lord for 33 years. She has conducted seminars and workshops for professional development in JCA on the art of questioning, classroom management, innovations in teaching and learning. She has been invited to conduct the same for the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches in previous years.

A widow, she resides in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines while her whole family stays in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She considers being the Country Director of the ACSI Philippines a great blessing from God and a great chance to be of service to all other Christian schools in the country.

Presentation by Dr. David Wilcox


Presentation by Dr. Rose Marie Clemeña


Presentation by Atty. Winnie Salumbides




Christian Artists Singing Team more simply known as CAST is a Bible-believing group of MUSIC MISSIONARIES under the banner of CASTS, Inc. – Christian Artists, Speakers, & Trainers Society, Inc. and is duly registered in the government as a non-stock, non-profit organization.

CAST is engaged with various ministries such as (1) Camps – Music Camp, Bible Camp and Retreats, (2) ministry to the Philippine National Police in cooperation with BOC and CORP Movement Foundation, (3) music trainings (Music Workshops, seminars & band workshop), (4) church tours and they hold (5) concerts / musicals at all sorts of venues across the country and abroad.

They go out to where the people are because they believe many will not come to churches to hear them and what they have to share. Music gives them a platform to reach out (through His Word, songs & testimonies) to those who would not normally listen to the Word of God. Music & His Word are such effective tools.

  1. Christian School Leadership Framework
    DR. DAVID WILCOX, Assistant Vice-President, ACSI Global, Colorado, USA
  2. Conversations to Support Thinking and Growth in Others
    BRIAN VAN TASSEL, Principal, International Christian School, Hong Kong
  3. The Role of Technology in 21st Century Schools
    RINA LOPEZ-BAUTISTA, President and CEO, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
  4. Data-driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership
    DR. ROSEMARIE CLEMEÑA, President, Asian Psychological Services and  Assessment, Inc.
  5. SEC-BIR Reportorial Requirements for Non-profit Schools
    SAM LARES, Christ’s Public Accountants
  6. Resolving Conflicts on School Administrative Cases
    ATTY. ALDWIN SALUMBIDES, Christian Legal Counsel, Managing Partner,
    ABS Law Firm

Registration Deadline: July 11, 2016


Please send registration with payment on or before July 8 to be assured of accommodation. Registrations received after July 8 do not guarantee availability of rooms, certificates, badge pins and conference materials. Thus, no Walk-in registration.

Payment instructions:

  1. Deposit Check or Cash to ACSI Bank Account*
  2. Write your school’s name on the deposit slip and fax to (02) 638.2903 or email to conferences@acsiphils.org
  3. Deposit slip must be accompanied by Registration Form whether by fax or email.

*Account Name: ACSI Philippines
BPI Mandaluyong-Pioneer Branch
Account # 1891 – 0533 – 86

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