Leadership

Board of Directors

BOD Leadership

Willy N. Ocier

Age

61years old

Designation

President & Chairman of the Board

  Chairperson, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment July 29, 1999
No. of Years in the Board 18 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Willy Ocier, Filipino and 61 years of age, is the Chairman and President of the company and has been a Director since July 29, 1999. Currently he is Co Vice-Chairman of Belle Corporation and serves as the Vice Chairman of Highlands Prime, Inc. and Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Board and Director of Premium Leisure Corp. as well as with APC Group, Inc., and Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. Mr. Ocier serves as the Chairman of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. and The Spa and Lodge Inc., Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. as well as Total Gaming Technologies, Inc. He likewise holds directorship position with Leisure and Resorts World Corporation, Vantage Equities Inc., and Toyota Corporation Batangas. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. He previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Securities Development Corporation.

Mr. Ocier graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In recognition of Mr. Ocier’s corporate leadership and role in providing employment opportunities to Filipinos, the University of Batangas conferred him a degree in Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Belle Corporation - Director (Vice Chairman)

  2. Premium Leisure Corp. - Director (Chairman)

  3. APC Group, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

  4. Leisure & Resorts World Corp. - Director (Non-Executive)

  5. Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. - Director (Non-Executive)

  6. Vantage Equities Inc. - Director (Non-Executive)

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Highlands Prime, Inc. - Director (Vice Chairman)

  2. Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

  3. Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. - Director (Vice Chairman)

  4. Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

  5. The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

  6. The Spa and Lodge Inc. - Director (Chairman)

  7. Total Gaming Technologies, Inc - Director (Chairman)

  8. Toyota Corporation Batangas - Director

  9. Philippine Global Communications, Inc - Director (Chairman, President & CEO)

Frederic C. DyBuncio

Age

58 years old

Designation

Adviser to the Board

Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 5 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Frederic C. DyBuncio, Filipino and 58 years of age, is the Adviser to the Board of Pacific Online. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SM Investments Corporation and 2GO Group, Inc. He is also the Vice Chairman of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation and Director of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. Prior to holding the post, he was a career banker who spent over 20 years with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor institutions. During his stint in the banking industry, he was assigned to various executive positions where he gained substantial professional experience in the areas of credit, relationship management and origination, investment banking, capital markets, and general management. He has worked and lived in several major cities including New York, Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila.

Mr. DyBuncio graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and finished a Master’s degree in Business Administration program at Asian Institute of Management. 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Belle Corporation - Adviser to the Board

  2. Premium Leisure Corp. - Adviser to the Board

  3. APC Group, Inc. - Adviser to the Board

  4. SM investment Corporation  -  Executive Director (President)

  5. Atlas Consolidated Mining & Dev’t Corp.  -  Director (Vice Chairman)

  6. 2GO Group Inc. - Director (Non-Executive)

Directorship in Other Companies:

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. - Director

Armin Antonio B. Raquel-Santos

Age

50 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 7 Months

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos, Filipino, and 50 years of age, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC) and Premium Leisure and Amusement Inc. (PLAI).  He is concurrently the Executive Vice President – Integrated Resorts of Belle Corporation. He is a Director of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and Trustee and Vice President of Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation Corporation.

He was former Chief Finance Officer of Aboitizland, Inc., Cebu Industrial Park, Inc. and Mactan Economic Zone II and First Philippine Electric Company. He was also former Governor of the Board of Investments (BOI), Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vice Chairman and CEO, Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Executive Vice President, Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), and Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). His experience include stints with multinational companies; Securities 2000 Inc. (Singapore Tecnologies Group) and First Chicago Trust Company of New York.  

Mr. Raquel Santos holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, U.S.A. and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Finance from Iona College, U.S.A.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Premium Leisure Corp. -  Director (President & CEO)

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Premium Leisure and Amusement Inc. - Director (President & CEO)

  2. Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. - Director

 

 

 
Tarcisio M. Medalla

Age

69 years old

Designation

Director
  Member, Audit Committee 
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
Date of First Appointment December 10, 2001
No. of Years in the Board 16 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

 

Mr. Tarcisio M. Medalla, Filipino and 69 years of age, is a Director of the company since December 10, 2001. He is currently the Chairman and President of listed firm Paxys, Inc. (formerly Fil-Hispano Holdings Corp.). He is a Director of UT Global Services Limited, a privately-held investment company with an RHQ in the Philippines, and affiliated with the principal shareholders of Paxys.  

Mr. Medalla graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Accounting) from De La Salle University. He attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard School of Business. Mr. Medalla is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Paxys Inc. - Director (Chairman & President)

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. UT Global Services Limited    -    Director  

 

 

 

Henry N. Ocier

Age

59 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 29, 2009
No. of Years in the Board 8 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Henry N. Ocier, Filipino and 59 years of age, is a Director of the company since June 29, 2009. He serves as Assistant to the President of Belle Corporation. He is also the Special Projects Director of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. He previously held the position of General Manager of Guatson International Travel and Tours, Inc.

Mr. Ocier graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from De La Salle University.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Directorship in Other Companies:

    None

 

 
Regina O. Reyes

Age

53 years old

Designation

Director Member

  Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment July 21, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 1 Year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

 

Ms. Regina O. Reyes, Filipino and 53 years of age, elected as Director last July 21, 2016, is currently President and CEO and serves as a Director of listed firm Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., and President of private company, Click Communications, Inc. She also served as Administrator of the Province of Marinduque from January 2010 to January 2012. She was a member of the House of Representatives, representing the lone district of Marinduque, from July 2013 to February 2016. In Congress, she was Vice Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security and was a member of several key committees, including Appropriations, Justice, Health, and Natural Resources.

 

Ms. Reyes earned her Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, USA and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School. Ms. Reyes is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the State Bar of California.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc.     -    Director (President and CEO)

Directorship in Other Companies:

None

 

 

 
Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda

Age

58 years old

Designation

Director & CFO

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment January 1, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 2 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Ms. Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda, Filipino and 58 years of age, is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She is currently President and Director of Falcon Resources, Inc. and holds directorship positions in the following private companies: Total Gaming Technologies, Inc., Lucky Circle Corp., MCR Industries, Inc., and Packagemakers, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, she worked as a Consultant for AB Leisure Exponent, Inc. (1999-2009), and AB Gaming & Leisure Specialist Inc. (2003-2009). Ms. Abo-Hamda served as General Accounting Manager for D’Agostino Supermarkets, Inc. New York, USA (1990-1996); Senior Financial Analyst for Kraft-General Foods International, New York, USA (1988-1989); and worked in the Management Services Division of Carlos J. Valdes & Co. CPA (1981-1986).

Ms. Abo-Hamda graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Accounting) from College of the Holy Spirit. Ms. Abo-Hamda passed the CPA board exams in 1980. She earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration (Concentration in Finance) from Fordham University, New York, USA.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Directorship in Other Companies:

 

  1. Falcon Resources, Inc.                  -    Director (President)

  2. Total Gaming Technologies, Inc.    -    Director

  3. Lucky Circle Corporation                -    Director

  4. MCR Industries, Inc.                      -    Director

  5. Packagemakers, Inc.                     -    Director

 

 

 
Laurito E. Serrano

Age

57 years old

Designation

Independent Director
  Chairman, Audit Committee
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Corporate Governance Committee
Date of First Appointment May 23, 2014
No. of Years in the Board 3 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Laurito E. Serrano, Filipino, and 57 years of age, is a Director of the company since May 23, 2014. Mr. Serrano currently serves as Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation. He is likewise an Independent Director of the APC Group, Inc., MJC Investments Corporation, United Paragon Mining Corporation and 2GO Group, Inc. He is currently a Director of Axelum Resources Corp., Negros Navigation, Inc. and MRT Dev’t. Corporation.  Mr. Serrano was a former partner of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group of SGV & Co.

Mr. Serrano is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business. His area of specialization is Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance.

 Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. 2GO Group Inc.                                   -    Independent Director

  2. MJC Investment Corporation                -    Independent Director

  3. United Paragon Mining Corporation      -    Independent Director

  4. Atlas Consolidated Mining & Dev’t Corp.    -    Independent Director

  5. APC Group                                                 -    Independent Director

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. MRT Dev’t. Corporation            -    Director

  2. Axelum Resources Corp.            -    Director

  3. Negros Navigation, Inc.            -    Director

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the IT Steering Committee

 
Jerry C. Tiu

Age

61 years old

Designation

Lead Independent Director

  Chairman, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Audit Committee
  Member, Related Party transaction Committee
  Member, Corporate governance Committee
Date of First Appointment February 21, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 10 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Jerry C. Tiu, Filipino, and 61 years of age, is an Independent Director of the company since February 21, 2007. He was appointed last May 31, 2017 as the Lead Independent Director of Pacific Online. He is a Director and President of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Spa & Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. and Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Association, Inc.  Mr. Tiu is likewise President of Tagaytay Midlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc., and Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc.  He previously held a directorship position at Manila Polo Club.

Mr. Tiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Marketing) from University of British Columbia.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Tagaytay Higlands Int’l. Golf Club, Inc.            -    Director (President)

  2. The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc.        -    Director (President)

  3. Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc.                -    Director (President)

  4. The Spa & Lodge at Tagyatay Higlands Inc.            -    Director (President)

  5. Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Ass’n. Inc.    -    Director (President)

  6. Tagaytay Midlands Community Homeowners’ Ass’n, Inc.    -    President

  7. Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc.    -    President

 

 
Joseph C. Tan

Age

60 years old

Designation

Independent Director

  Chairman, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
Date of First Appointment July 25, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 7 Months

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Joseph C. Tan, Filipino, and 60 years of age, is the Founding Partner of MOST Law Firm.  He is currently an Independent Director of 2GO Group Inc. and Premium Leisure Corporation, both are listed companies.  Mr. Tan likewise serves as Independent Director of Negros Navigation, Inc. and LMG Chemicals Corp.  He was a Special Counsel for the Agus Cruz & Manzano Law Office from 2004 to August 2006. He was an Associate of Puno & Puno Law Offices from 1991 to 1995. Atty. Tan was a director of San Carlos Bioenergy Corporation. He held a directorship position with Philippine Bank of Communications from September 2010 to August 2011.

Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Business Administration degree from University of San Francisco, USA and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University College of Law where he graduated with honors.

 Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. 2GO Group Inc.                -    Lead Independent Director

  2. Premium Leisure Corporation            -    Independent Director

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Negros Navigation, Inc.            -    Independent Director   

  2. LMG Chemicals Corporation            -    Independent Director

 

 

 

Atty. Bayani K. Tan

Age

62 years old

Designation

Corporate Secretary
Date of First Appointment May 2007
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Bayani K. Tan, Filipino and 62 years of age, has been the Corporate Secretary of the corporation since May 2007. He is currently a Director, Corporate Secretary or both of the following companies: Asia United Bank,  Coal Asia Holdings, Inc., Destiny Financial Plans, Inc., Discovery World Corporation, First Abacus Financial Holdings Corp., I-Remit, Inc.,  Philequity Balanced Fund, Inc., Philequity Dollar Income Fund, Inc., Philequity Dividend Yield Fund, Inc., Philequity Foreign Currency Fixed Income Fund, Inc., Philequity Fund, Inc., Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc., Philequity PSE Index Fund, Inc., Philequity Resources Fund, Inc., Philequity Strategic Growth Fund, Inc., Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., TKC Steel Corporation, Vantage Equities, Inc. and Yehey! Corporation.  Atty. Tan is also the Corporate Secretary of Sterling Bank of Asia Inc. since December 2006.  He is likewise the Managing Partner of the law offices of Tan Venturanza Valdez and Managing Director/President of Shamrock Development Corporation.  He also serves as Director of Destiny LendFund, Inc., and Pascual Laboratories, Inc. He is also President of Catarman Chamber Elementary School Foundation, Inc. and serves as a Managing Trustee of SCTan Foundation, Inc., Trustee and Treasurer of Rebisco Foundation, Inc. and Trustee and Corporate Secretary of St. Scholastica’s Hospital, Inc.  He is currently the legal counsel of Xavier School, Inc.

Atty. Tan holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University USA (Class of 1988) and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (Class of 1980) where he was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather (U.P. College of Law Honor Society) and ranked ninth in his class. Atty. Tan passed the bar examinations in 1981 where he placed sixth. He has a Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science degree from San Beda College (Class of 1976) where he graduated Class Valedictorian and was awarded the medal for Academic Excellence.

 

 

 

 

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta

Age

46 years old

Designation

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Date of First Appointment October 2009
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Jason C Nalupta, Filipino and 46 years of age, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the corporation since October 2009. He is also currently the Corporate Secretary of listed firm A Brown Company, Inc. He serves as Director and/or Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of Lucky Circle Corporation, Loto Pacific Leisure Corporation, Total Gaming Technologies, Inc., Basic Leisure and Gaming Networks, Inc., Innovative Solutions Consultancy Group Corporation, Powerball Gaming and Logistic Corporation, and Stage Craft International, Inc. 

Atty. Nalupta is a member of the Philippine Bar and holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Science in Management degree (Major in Legal Management) from Ateneo de Manila University.