There are eight (8) major
The Filipinos are divided dialects that are spoken by
geographically and culturally into majority of the Filipinos –
Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon or
Each region in the Philippines is Ilonggo, Ilokano, Bicolano,
recognizable by its distinct Waray, Pampango, and
dialects and traits. Actually, Pangasinense.
there are more than 100 dialects
Many of these dialects are
spoken through out the country.
However, Filipinos have two meaning a family of languages
official languages that most widely dispersed through out
people speaks or understand. the islands of Southeast Asia
Tagalog, which is also and the Pacific .
considered the national language
among the ethnic groups. In
addition, English becomes the
second official language which is
a norm in many academic and
professional firms. http://www.gov.ph/aboutphil/general.asp
Let’s do basic translations!
English Tagalog Ilonggo Bicolano
Gihigugma Ay-ayaten ka Kaluguran
“I love Iniibig Palangga Pina-ura Namumu
ko ikaw. da ka
you” kita ta ka ta ikaw tan ta ka
Thank you Maraming Daghang Madamo Agyaman- Salamat
very much salamat salamat gud nga ak Salamat pu
Good Maayong Maayong Naimbag Maupay Maray na Mayap
Morning buntag buntag a bigatyo nga aga aga ayabak
The name Tagalog derives from tagá-ílog, which means quot;resident beside
the riverquot;. Little is known of the history of the language before the arrival of the
Spanish in the Philippines during the 16th century as no earlier written materials
have been found.
After the colonial period, many of the native dialects were added with what they
call “borrowed or loan words”.
Is the emigration of highly skilled or
qualified individuals from a country.
Most of the reasons why is to find for
Economic crisis / Poverty
Opportunities waiting abroad
Better life or living
“The Philippines thus experienced the brain drain phenomenon with the
migration of highly skilled physicians, teachers, seamen, mechanics, engineers,
and the others from the country. A decade after, the exodus of those in the medical
profession continued although mid-level professionals like nurses, medical technicians,
as well as paramedics increasingly dominated the flows. In 1990s, advances in
information and technology triggered the new waves of skilled labor migration
consisting of computer programmers, designers, allied skills workers.
The primary reason Filipino workers are leaving their own country is
that the Philippines is not able to absorb their skills into their own local economy. ”
According to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, stock estimate
of overseas Filipinos all over the world reaches up to 8, 726, 520 by December
2007 (http://www.cfo.gov.ph/Stock%202007.pdf). About 3, 653, 007 overseas Filipinos in
Quoted from: Florian A. Alburo & Danilo I. Abella, quot;Skilled Labour Migration from Developing Countries: Study on the
Philippines,quot; International Migration Papers, #51, International Migration Programme, International Labour Office,
Geneva, 2002; and Dean T. Alegado, quot;The Political Economy of International Labor Migration from the Philippines,quot;
University of Hawaii, 1992.
Collapse of the health care system in the country
Services starts to suffer (?) in the country
Downgrade of skills or profession attained in the country
Remittances contributed to the economy
Balikbayans (returning Filipinos) who obtain advanced
skills abroad share significant services to people back home