Philippines, on the other hand, relies heavily on English as a competitive advantage especially in the IT Services/BPO industry against India and China. The advantage and proficiency of English is a trait the Philippines cannot afford to relinquish at the moment.
Which reminds my of a hilarious story of my friend who is a manager at an IT Company. He was brought up by his mom to speak in English but when he started going to school he picked up a bit of Tagalog. Every time he used Tagalog on his mom, his mom would always reply by calling him "stupid". I actually have no point to this but I thought it was a pretty interesting story.