About Filipino Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Filipino is the national language of the Philippines. Filipino is designated, along with English, and is the official language of the country. Tagalog is the first language of 24 million people and about one-fourth of the Philippine population speak Filipino. Filipino is spoken in "the native dialect and is written, in Metro Manila. It is also spoken in the urban centers of the archipelago". About 90% of the population speak Filipino and 60% can English in the Philippines. Filipino, uses verb-subject-object order and has head-initial directionality. It displays inflection and is not a tonal language. It has a pitch-accent language and a syllable-timed language. Filipino is officially taken as a pluricentric language and is enriched and developed by other Philippine Languages Filipino is enriched with grammatical properties and differs from Tagalog in many ways.