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DR. JAMES ...
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?
Fil-Chinese businessmen eye Zambales for investments - The Official Website of Province of Zambales
A group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen headed by tycoon James G. Dy have expressed interest in investing in the province of Zambales after meeting with Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. over the weekend.
Dy, together with nine other Chinese businessmen who visited the province of Zambales is the president emeritus of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc and the Chairman of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association Inc.
(Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. (left) Talks to Dr. James Dy
during the meeting in Iba, Zambales)
Among the companies controlled by Dy
are Universal Records Inc., Eagle Electric, Pan Pacific Travel, Galaxy Records Inc., Pacific World Plaza International Development Corp., Sempco Realty Development Corp., and Dyna Music Entertainment Corp.
Dy is also chairman of the board of Subic International Hotel in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Ebdane meanwhile assured Dy
and his business colleagues that the provincial government is ready to partner with investors to push a community-oriented development agenda focusing on the enhancement and proper utilization of local resources.
also offered to Ebdane the services of his family's Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center for special medical and surgical cases that cannot be handled in Zambales hospitals.
"Like what we have agreed on during the time when you were (commander) of the Western Police District, we can provide free hospitalization for special cases," Dy
Engr. Paul B. Bagatsing, the Vice President and General Manager of AJA Registar Philippines handed the certificate to Dr. James G. Dy, the Chairman Emeritus of the Board and President, who is also the incumbent President of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association.
The momentous event was also graced by the Hospital Board of Directors and the ISO Team.
Dr. James Dy
also expressed his
joy, saying he
is "the happiest person inside the auditorium".
thanked everyone for the full cooperation in attaining the ISO
specially thanked the Quality Management Team (QMT) headed by Ms. Evelyn Sy-Lao who worked hand-in-hand with QUALITY PLUS for the unwavering efforts of pushing the various ISO teams.
speech with the challenge of pursuing the higher seal of quality and excellence in the healthcare - the Joint Commission International (JCI), and added that ISO
marks the beginning of such a milestone to its greater heights in the health care industry; he
is looking forward to that another historic day of the hospital when CGHMC
will receive the said award.
Dy Hun, the father of its present Chairman, Dr. James Dy, established his business as a cigarette distributor and grocery store.
So successful was this venture that Dy Kim An Cigar & Cigarette company
was acknowledged as one the biggest importer and wholesaler of all the leading brands of cigarettes.
In 1955, the young James G. Dy, then only 24, became its general manager.
Four years later, in 1959, the young man left the company to try to make it on his
father's business name Dy Kim An, the budding entrepreneur took the Dy, removed the Kim and using Na instead of An, he
set up his
first business - a recording company he
named Dyna Products.
Dr. James Dy's
In 1976, he
took over the family business and due to the increasing demand for OTC medicines, saw the potential of transforming the cigarette company and grocery, now a supermarket, into a pharmaceutical distributor and wholesaler.
changed the name of the company to Dyna Drug Corporation
and set up its office and warehouse operations in Sta.
Aside from Larrazabal, Executive ...
Aside from Larrazabal, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita also announced the appointments of Universal Records president and Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) owner and operator Dr. James G. Dy as special envoy of the President for Medical Tourism.
Dy, vice president for finance/governor of the Philippines Constitution Association, is an incumbent governor of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and is currently the chairman and president of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association Inc.
He is also a member of the Filipino Chinese General Chamber of Commerce.
He is the chairman of the Dyna Drug Corporation, which was initially created as a cigarette and supermarket company, and later acquired ownership from Pascual Laboratories some established brands like Micropil - a form of oral contraceptive pill - and Glucost - an oral rehydration salt, and the exclusive distributorship of the Brand's Essence of Chicken and Brand's Bird's Nest.
is known as the executive director of Dyna Music Entertainment Corporation
, the president of Universal Records
, and the founder of the Asean Music Industry Association
(Amia), which launched the Asean Song Festival.