ladislav wrote:...you are witnessing the growing up of a new adult generation in the Philippines with limited English proficiency. Some 15 -25 years ago, a Filipino was sinonymous with an "English speaker". That is no longer the case. So, investing in Tagalog or Visaya study if one plans to go there often is a good move. Now, many Filipinas are English- and foreigner- shy, just like other Asian girls. That did not used to be the case, but it is now.
What do you think is behind this trend (especially the part about Filipinas becoming foreigner-shy)?