It’s a Tagalog drama cliché when an actress portrays the role of a Cebuana (or Bisayas in general) who speaks Tagalog with a thick accent.
To add insult to the injury, this character is always a house helper or yaya going by the name ‘Inday’.
But, Cebuanos don’t seem to mind and protests are almost never heard of.
Majority of them still watch Filipino dramas avidly.
Perhaps it’s the reason why they don’t complain being portrayed as being bad at Tagalog but lose their mind when their proficiency in English is mocked.
Maybe their Tagalog is really bad as what we see in the movies and speaking English is a better alternative.
Do you think Cebuanos dislike the Tagalogs that’s why they refuse to speak their language?
Or is it because of Cebuano pride or they are just bad at Tagalog?
Training foreigners on English as a second language (ESL) is a driving force in promoting Cebu’s tourism.
Many foreigners especially Koreans flock to Cebu to study English.
Schools, use English and Filipino as the main medium of communication and instruction.
It’s no wonder why Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries are thriving in Cebu.