The story behind Kayako
Inspired by the selflessness and courage of Filipinos worldwide, Kayako was born to empower and recognize their ultimate sacrifice. Meeting countless Filipinos abroad and hearing their stories of sacrifice, passion to care for their families, and resilience to keep going brought us to realize that Filipinos are the real heroes of modern times. Kayako, as a community, is the first venture to honoring the strong Filipinos who fight every day to give the best lives they can for others.
Kayako comes from the Filipino "Kaya ko" which translates to "I can do it." Inspired by the courage and sacrifice of modern-day Filipinos, our goal is to empower the ones who will move mountains for reasons other than themselves. The selflessness of Filipinos, especially expats, not only embody what it is to have true strength but also to make the ultimate sacrifice for their loved ones.
The Kayako Mission
Our mission is to empower the unsung heroes not only of Philippine history but also of modern-day Filipinos. At Kayako, we believe that not all heroes wear capes, that the real heroes of today are those who live the buhayani calling. As a brand, our watch designs go beyond functionality and purpose but rather a strong empowering symbol of what Filipinos do – the ultimate sacrifice for their love for those closest to them. A step beyond that, we want Filipinos to feel empowered and reminded of their greatness simply by wearing our limited edition watch.
The Kayako Vision
Our vision is to help and see Filipinos everywhere be empowered and honored for their ultimate sacrifice and create the life that they work so hard to achieve.
Meet The Team
Junie Sorsano, one of the founding members of KAYAKO, is known for being the first Filipino Vlogger in the United Arab Emirates. He received numerous awards, locally and internationally, one for being part of the Top 100 Most Influential Filipino in the Gulf by Illustrado Magazine. As a content creator with a vast network of influencers, he helped KAYAKO to be recognized as a watch brand in UAE.
He is currently one of the hosts for Trending Pinoy on GMA Pinoy TV and supporting Filipino Brands abroad as their Brand Ambassador.
Social Media Manager
Jessica Daryanani is one of the founding members of KAYAKO. A social media manager and organic content strategist by passion, her latest venture with the watch brand is her most ambitious and empowering project yet.
In her downtime, Jessica enjoys reading, going on walks, and a good cup of coffee.
Jasmine is an experienced marketing creative. Trained in literature and fashion design, working in the publishing and fashion industry, she’s a jack of all trades. She does content writing, digital marketing, branding, and design.
In between telling brand stories, she’s an old soul who likes to read with her morning elixir and an island girl at heart. Find her work at jasmineseale.biz.
G is passionate about art and design. With her background in fashion, G has spent work at the biggest retail company in the Philippines. Always on the search for making a difference, she braved the challenges of becoming a dedicated civil servant.
At her whim, G loves to try new things like exploring the warm kitchen and painting with unconventional media. Follow her Instagram and see more of her art.