Filipinos generally speak different dialects depending on their origins of growth. Further studies suggest that there are 70 different dialects spoken inside the Philippine Peninsula. Pilipino or Tagalog is the national and widely spoken and has the most broad written literature among all the dialects. Three hundred years of occupation, Spanish left a huge residue in the country’s multi-lingual tongue. Some places in the Visayas have dialects still based on Spanish. Philippines is the only country with English as an official language in asia. It is due to the colonial influence brought in by the Americans that made English the official medium of instruction in the Philippines.