Philweb Names New President

Philippine online gaming firm Philweb Corp. has named Brian K. Ng as its new president, effective February 1. Ng, who is currently senior vice president for gaming, will succeed Dennis Valdés (l.) in the role.

Philweb Names New President

Brian K. Ng has been appointed president of Philippine iGaming company Philweb, succeeding Dennis Valdés. Ng will assume the role February 1.

Ng is currently PhilWeb’s senior vice president for gaming, a post he’s held since January 2011. He was formerly with Affinity Express Philippines Inc., RR Donnelley Global Outsourcing, SPi, and the Print Town Group of Companies. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the same university’s Graduate School of Business.

Valdés is moving to Alphaland Corp., a real estate firm chaired by Robert Ongpin, who once served as PhilWeb’s chairman. “We are very pleased with the election of Brian to the post of president,” he said. “His capable handling of our gaming operations over the past years gives us great confidence that he will bring fresh ideas and renewed energy to the task of propelling PhilWeb to new heights, especially as we continue our dual push in e-casino and e-bingo.”

In 2016, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte slammed Ongpin as one of the “oligarchs” that exerted undue influence on the government, which he claimed he intended to end during his term. As a result, PhilWeb failed to be licensed the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), but in 2017, it won a provisional certificate as an electronic gaming system service provider.

Ongpin left the company and sold his shares to the company’s current chairman Gregorio Ma. Araneta III. PhilWeb continues to operate as an accredited PAGCOR service provider. Its wholly owned units include BigGame Inc. and Easy E-Bingo Inc. It owns or manages 89 electronic gaming outlets, 66 eGames outlets, and 23 eBingo outlets.