And I do know some kids who didn’t know how to go about writing their application letters and preparing for job interviews because back in college, they didn’t practice their English well enough.

I’m not saying that one should forego Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano or any other Filipino language. But one must learn to view English as a means of expanding one’s horizons and interacting with people of other native languages. To avoid learning another language keeps one trapped in a little cage, devoid of the liberating experience which comes with acquiring knowledge of another tongue.

I must say though, I have worked in offices where I had been asked once in a while to go over application letters and contact applicants, and I’ve never seen a single application letter written in Tagalog or Cebuano.