DR. JAMES DY
Dr. James Dy believes that helping people gives him a sense of purpose in life
Dr. James Dy
believes that helping
people gives him a sense of purpose in life
Dy was the lone Filipino recepient of the Gusi Peace Price for Social Service and Pilanthropy
was the lone Filipino recepient of the Gusi Peace Price for Social Service and Pilanthropy
A businessman by profession, Dr. Dy, who also happens to be Chairman Emeritus of the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FCCCI), is generally mistaken as a doctor.
And in his 26 years as president of the Chinese General Hospital, he has never tired of correcting those who confuse his four honorary doctorate degrees with that of Doctor of Medicine with a genuine smile and the reply, "I'm not a doctor by profession but a doctor at heart who wants to help people who are sick.
four honorary doctorate degrees include Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa-University of Pangasinan; Doctor of Business Administration, Honoris Causa-Lyceum Northwestern University, Pangasinan; Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa-Central Luzon State University
, Nueva Ecija; and Doctory of Philosophy in Technology Management, Technological University of the Philippines
was also recognized as "Outstanding Chinese Filipino" in the Lifetime Achievement Award category of the 2004 Dr. Jose P. Rizal Awards for Excellence, a project of The Manila Times
Truly inspiring in word and deed, The Sunday Times Magazine
finds out more about the man behind countless charities, Dr. James Dy
, whose compassion and sincerity all come naturally.
Sunday Times Magazine
(STM): What are the challenges of being president of a large medical and charitable institution as the Chinese General Hospital
and Medical Center?
(JD): The challenges I encounter are always about helping people, especially the poor.
STM: Please talk more about your passion for music to give the readers another side to your interests. [Dy was Chairman of the Board and President of Universal Records Inc., Philippine Association of Recording Industry (PARI) and Chairman of Asean Music Industry (AMIA)].
: With so many hats for different organizations, what is a regular day in the life of Dr. James Dy?