In the 1987 version of the constitution, the spelling was changed to "Filipino." However, the Filipino language commonly includes much of the grammatical structure of Tagalog as well as many English words.
Digital filmmaking has influenced a rebirth in Tagalog film production in recent years, and a variety of filmmakers have begun to show a renewed interest in the production of these movies as well.
Their official language, Tagalog, contains many roots from both the middle east as well as Latinate languages, and their cultural dances are no less multi-ethnic.
Tagalog is the most important language; Ilocano, Pampango and Pangasinan are also used.
In 1908 there were thirtyfour newspapers and periodicals published in the cit y, of which thirteen were Spanish, fourteen were English, two were Chinese, and five were Tagalog; the principal dailies were the Manila Times, Cablenews American, El Comercio, El Libertas, El Mercantil, El Renacimiento and La Democracia.
The great bulk of the population, approximately 90%, is included in seven Christian tribes as follows: Visayan, 3,219,030; Tagalog, 1,460,695; Ilocano, 803,942; Bicol, 566,365; Pangasinan, 343,686; Pampangan, 280,984; and Cagayan, 159,648.
Born in Calainha, in the province of Luzon, of pure Tagalog parentage, he attended the newly reopened Jesuit university in Manila.
After attending the Tagalog school at Cavite he entered the Jesuit College in Manila but did not graduate.
The principal language is Tagalog, but Spanish is spoken to some extent.
Tagalog and Spanish are the principal languages.