The YAKI Company Inc, the first and biggest Mindanao-based company that is into manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products, is an epitome of a Mindanaoan’s entrepreneurial skill and courage to join and grab a modest share of a market dominated by multi-national corporations.
Based in the city of Kidapawan in Cotabato Province, Southern Philippines, the firm has, since 2008, been granted permit by the Bureau of Food and Drugs and Cosmetics (BFADC), now Food and Drug Administration, to manufacture herbal-based pharmaceutical cosmetics and food products like the YAKI Oil Liniment, YAKI Beauty Care Soap, YAKI Baby Soap, Hermosa Kojic Whitening Soap, Kiddie YAKI Syrup and YAKI Capsule.
It first manually produced the YAKI Liniment Oil as a backyard project using very crude indigenous production materials with a meagre investment of only P50,000.00 , which the lady-owner earned from being a broadcast journalist and insurance underwriter at the same time.
The Company, which started to peddle its products in few parts of the cities of Davao, Zamboanga and Cotabato, has completed its transition from a single-proprietor to a stable corporation in 2015 when it was granted Certficate of Registration No.______ by the Security and Exchange Commission.
Sheer faith in God Almighty, coupled with hard work and perseverance, is the biggest factor that Ms. Lulu Pua, president of YAKI Company Incorporated, attributes for the modern facilities and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment that the Company presently has.
YAKI Company Inc. which was first known as YAKI Herbal Laboratory, has begotten sister companies which consummate the YAKI Group of Companies. Among the subsidiaries of YAKI Company Inc. are the; 1) Elai Resort Hotel and Restaurant, 2) Elai Recreation Complex, 3) YAKI chain of Canteens and Mini Groceries, 4) YAKI Purified Water, 5) the YAKI Bakeshop, 6) The Punta Elai Resort at the Island Garden of Samal. It also has Radio Station dxRL Joy FM, the first of a network of radio stations that the YAKI Broadcasting Corporation would establish in major cities of Mindanao and Visayas.
For its community outreach and services program, the Tri-Peoples Resource Development & Services Foundation Inc., Has been implementing YAKI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programs.