WHEN asked what they would like to be when they grow up, a child usually answers with one ultimate dream that becomes their guide toward adulthood. More often than not, only a few people get to live their dreams in adulthood, considering life’s unpredictability. In the case of Phil Dizon, chief executive officer and president of Vendiz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a 100 percent Filipino pharmaceutical company that develops high quality but cost-effective pharmaceutical products in the Philippines, life’s colors come in naturally as he traverses a high-profile world while fulfilling his destiny of leading a corporation.
Raised in Baguio, the young Phil developed an early interest in the wondrous world of photography. Together with his siblings, Phil’s natural love for the arts developed into passion as he got to see the world and snap every moment of his experience abroad. A nature lover, Phil’s initial interest in photography developed further as he entered the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he learned further techniques and styles in portraiture.
Being part of a family of entrepreneurs, Phil had the luxury of traveling abroad, immersing in the culture and traditions that enhanced his interest in people and photography, which eventually brought him the idea of promoting Filipinos’ ingenuity and beauty through fashion shows.
A few years after serving as the vice president for business development of Ashford Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Phil then moved to Vendiz Pharmaceuticals Inc. and was appointed its president and CEO to continue the company’s mission of improving the lives of the Filipino people—patients, doctors, partners and shareholders—through continuous innovation, quality products and cost-effective prices.
“The pandemic has brought so many challenges to the entire world. Along with these challenges are new opportunities for some of us that have brought us back to our core,” Phil shared. “In my many years as a professional photographer and executive of Vendiz, I always tried to practice working intrinsically and extrinsically. This way, I get to experience everything about the business, and can easily step back to see the whole picture if something happens,” Phil added.
Currently, Phil is happily manning the family’s business, while consciously getting inspiration from other forms of art that are popular among the new generation.
Together with his children, 19-year-old Justin and 26-year-old Jessica, Phil was able to capture stunning moments and breathtaking sceneries before the pandemic struck the world. And because of his bankable talent, Phil will soon launch his online channel that will share his passion and love for art, along with other interests highlighted by different personalities he met in his journeys.
Phildizstudios.com will be the virtual gateway to Phil Dizon’s online endeavors, which include his online portfolio for his photography work, online travel show (Phildiz chat), and podcast (Phil’s World Chronicles).