National Director VADM JOSEPH N DY PCGA
Vice Admiral Joseph N Dy PCGA prefers to be called by his nickname "Joey".
He joined the 101st PCGA Squadron as a Lieutenant Commander in 1992 and rose through the ranks, occupying various positions in the squadron and eventually became its Squadron Director in 2006. On that same year, he was promoted to the rank of Commodore by virtue of a tradition prevailing at that time that the Squadron Commander of the 101st Squadron is entitled to that rank. At that time also, Squadron Directors were still called Squadron Commanders.
He was appointed concurrently as the CGAD NCR-CL Deputy District Director for Operations by then District Director Commodore Danilo Cabalde PCGA. Holding a dual position, he led the CGAD NCRCL in conducting several missions related to the four functional areas of the PCGA, including the most challenging mission during that period, which was the havoc brought about by Typhoon Ondoy.
In 2010, he was elected as the District Director of CGAD NCR-CL. Under his stewardship, the District was able to raise enough funds to jump start the acquisition of quite a number of floating assets for which are still in use as of this day.
Towards the end of his term as District Director of CGAD NCR-CL, he faced the biggest challenge of his life. On the 15th of April, after losing his youngest brother to liver cancer just a month earlier, he was diagnosed to have a very rare type of liver cancer which was cancer of the common bile duct or in medical terms, cholangiocarcinoma. It was a virtual death sentence as statistical survival rate for this type of liver cancer is less than 10%. His best chance was surgery but no doctor here in the Philippines has ever performed this type of surgery and he was given just 6 months to live.
But our guest of honor is no quitter. He was a fighter and his family and friends fought with him all the way through prayers and spiritual renewal. His faith in God paved the way for his eventual decisions made in the right directions. He found a remarkable surgeon in Hong Kong who successfully removed his tumor, and a Fil-Am doctor pioneering in stem cell here in Medical City, who, together with a renowned oncologist, was able to prevent the recurrence of this dreaded
Due to this life-challenging experience, our guest of honor decided to slowly wind up his business involvement and prepare for his retirement. His time now is mostly devoted to social and spiritual work as well as the PCGA, which is the only organization he is active in. He now spends only about 25% of his time attending to his various business interests which are now in the hands of some of his children. His business ventures include construction, gaming, bulk water projects, food, energy, and petroleum distribution.
He is a dedicated husband and loving father to his 5 children, all grown ups, and a proud grandfather to four grandchildren who according to him are the only ones that can make him drop everything and go home. His spouse is the former member of the Congress, Hon Consuelo Dy who is his primary “CARE Provider. She keeps herself busy and active with humanitarian work for those in need of assistance.
VADM Dy holds a Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management and Mechanical Engineering from De La Salle University. Jesuit-educated, he truly is a "Man for Others".