Recently I've come to learn that Philipino language has some Spanish words, which at first came as a schock to me, but not after being reminded that Philippines was a Spanish colony. Do you have any insight as to to what extend Spanish influenced the Tagalog language? I know they use the words 'gusto' and 'pero' which are Hispanic. Any Philipinos in here that can shed some light into this? And also, how big of an impact does Hispanic culture have in Philippino culture? ps: I tried posting this in the cultural discussion board but couldnt...I don't know why.