Guest Writers

Lilia Vengco, MA

Lilia Vengco is one of the pioneers of AHEAD Professional Network’s Leadership Strategies for School Managers (LESSM) training program.  For seven years, she served as the high school principal of La Salle Green Hills, a top school in the Philippines and later on, as the pioneering principal of La Salle Canlubang.

A sought-after resource person on Basic Education and former staff chair of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), Ms. Vengco travels back and forth Manila and California for consultancy work. She has taught English to senior citizens in the U.S.A. and has published science textbooks for Filipino students.


Jane Santos-Guinto

Jane Santos-Guinto is a born storyteller.  Her first story, told when she was 4 to a group of British expatriate journalists in Hong Kong, was entitled The Monkey and His Briefs. A year later, at her father’s wake, she told a series of jokes and anecdotes to relatives she’d never met before.

A cum laude graduate of UP Diliman’s BS Family Life and Child Development program and an MA Creative Writing dropout of the same university, she hopes to be writing books for kids, teens, and families in a few years–that is, in between changing her baby’s diapers and pestering her Illinois-based husband.

The Managing Director of AHEAD Professional Network, Jane likes to think of herself as an educator who happens to write.


Jenny Bonto

Jenny Bonto is an artist, teacher, facilitator, and writer. She has worked with various academic institutions, helping them enhance new services to meet the changing requirements of present learners.  She has been part of the Philippine Educational Theater Association Talent Bureau and the Barasaoin Center for Innovative Education.