spanish in the philipines

Guest   Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:48 am GMT
But the point is that not all Filipinos spoke Spanish at any point in history, because the Spanish missionaries did not bother teaching the whole population so they continued speaking indigenous languages.
Adolfo   Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:44 pm GMT
Who cares about the past, we are talking about nowadays, and if the Philipinos learnt English, the can also learn Spanish. They president of Philipines want it to happen and I don't see why not since it will open many doors to the Philipinos, they will be able to establish commercial ties with Latin America and Spain , that is, 500 millions of potential consumers of Philipine's goods and services.
Isabel Preysler   Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:03 pm GMT
Nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena.
Jose   Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:35 pm GMT
You can get some ideas about spanish in philippines here:
Los Últimos de Filipinas: Un día de hermanamiento.
Eustaquio Gopar, el último de "Los últimos de Filipinas"
El Mes Español — All Philippine Languages Are Chavacano
El Mes Español — La Comida Filipina Es También La Comida Española

That's historical ties but of course there're are many hispanophobes too. But i prefer thinking that we could be good friends.