| About KATIG.COM - The educational web site|
KATIG is the tagalog word for the floats attached to the outriggers (tarik) on both
sides of a boat - a popular mode of water transportation in the Philippines, a
country of more than 7,000 islands.
The katig, usually made of bamboos, are partially submerged in water. When the
boat tilts on one side the katig on its near side becomes fully submerged and the
buoyant force of water pushes the katig up to keep the boat upright. And the katig
on its far side hangs out of the water, loses the buoyant force, and acts as
counterweight that stabilizes the boat.
We see in that boat the image of the Filipino youth navigating the unpredictable
water that is symbolic of Philippine society today. The changing winds strongly
blowing in the horizon can cause that boat to drift away. At times the waves can be
rough and the boat unsteady.
Thus we have taken the name KATIG.COM to symbolize our goal of helping to
provide stability to the lives of the Filipino youth, especially the students, by
providing them with information that are useful, instructional, balanced, and
transparent to help them in their pursuit for knowledge and education.
Ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds exploitation. We can fight off
exploitation by overcoming ignorance through knowledge and education.
We hope to emulate the ever reliable katig that provides stability to our boat
against the challenges hurled by the rough waves and the strong winds of our
society today. Help us in this endeavour by sharing your information and wisdom
with our readers.
Let the true Filipino spirit live in us!
Welcome to KATIG.COM
The Katig Group
Metro Manila, Philippines