Here in my county its more fun here! We got lots of beautiful views, exotic foods, and other unusual staff to other countries.
Hello sir, I think the question would be more commonly phrased like this: "Have you ever been to the Philippines." It sounds lovely. I've never been.
Well Beth, If you understand Tagalog, Ilongo, Waray-Waray, or any of the other (over 150) Filipino languages, you would understand his grammer, without question or correcting him. The entire Filipino language has a very small vocabulary, therefor they intermix a lot of English words into their speech because there isn't a Filipino word with the same meaning. Their sentence structure is also very different than American English. For example a sentence like this; "The boy ate the pig" may be written as "The pig ate the boy," but in their language this sentence is still understood as 'The pig was eaten by the boy.'
I always find this sort of response curious. If you were writing specifically in or for a medium using Tagalog, Ilongo, Waray-Waray, or any of the other (over 150) Filipino languages, wouldn't you be careful to be sure your message was formatted in a manner easily understood there? So too, wouldn't you do the same when participating in an English speaking forum? If your desire was to do so, but you failed to, would you mind someone helping you out by telling you?
Yes, I have been to the Philippines. It´s my home country.
I understand that there are 100,000,000 folks over there. Definitely a worthy reader audience.
I not only have been there, My wife is Filipina. As he said there are many beautiful places to see. But the best of the best is the people.
There are the places like Boracay, And Palawan along with Bohol which are the more tourist type of places in Philly.
But having traveled to 19 different counties in my life at this point the tourist thing is old. So when I go somewhere I try my best to meet the locals and learn the places.
You will find so many great places by talking with the people that live there. One of my favorites in the Philippines is Camiguin Island. There are many Ex Pats there that speak pretty much all of the lauguages that you can think of.
But do not misunderstand me the locals 80% speak English it just depends on if the want to. But on Camiguin you will have very little problems with this.
Camiguin is known as the Island Of Fire for its an island that comes from the volcanic action in this part of the world.
Which gives you places on the island like Hibok- Hibok and Ardent hot springs, and also the beautiful tropical landscapes that you find on Camiguin.
This little unwell know place in the world is the true gem of the Philippines..
I was in the Philippines between 1983-1985 when I attended the Asian Institute of Management. I was glad I was there. Yes, the Philippines is indeed a very beautiful country, with very friendly people. Sad that Philippines produced a Marcos. Had corruption being under control, the Philippines would probably be one of the best countries in the world to live in, instead of exporting maids.
Thank you for your comment. That's great that you had the chance to visit the Philippines. My wife is Filipina and my children where both born there. As far as the economy right now the Philippines is the fastest growing economy in asia. Even outpacing China. Many of the Overseas workers are returning to find better jobs at better pay.
Maybe we here in the United States could take a lesson from Phili. Cut social spending, stop borrowing and pay down your debts, and make your economy and tax structures more business friendly. Something that our government here has forgotten.
Hey there, I have extensively traveled the Philippines for three months last year. I have been all over and I loved it. It's been the highlight of my year-long journey across South East Asia. It's more fun in the Philippines - for sure! If any of you guys need information about places, transportation or budgets, just get in touch.
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