“Actually, since the Phil. are a former Spanish colony, many DO speak Spanish.”
I live on Cebu, and have yet to find anyone that speaks Spanish. I will have to ask if they even teach Spanish in the schools. I doubt it.
Tagalog, from what I am told, is no longer the main language.
There are many different dialects throughout the Philippines.
Cebu is in Visayas, and the prominent language here is Visayan.
Everyone in the Philippines, however, seem to understand
Well, I guess you learn something new every day!
I sued to work with Filipinos at the downtown Hyatt Regency Sundry shop in Chicago in the mid-80s.
English was good, but to me it sounded like a Spanish accent.
I figured more would have rubbed off during a 300 year colonization as it did in most of Latin America.
Thanks for the gentle corrections, Freepers.