I'm just sharing this to expats here as you go through your daily activities livin' life in the Philippines I found this great language learning app that allows you to learn the Filipino language (and other foreign language) by speaking/networking with locals here in the Philippines.
What makes the app so interesting is that it comes with a phrasebook and allows you to learn the Filipino language instantly by chatting with locals.
The app is available for both IOS and Android. http://www.hellopal.com/press/
Personally, I'm addicted to the app. Hopefully by sharing this I get to help other expats with the language barrier issues.
Have fun learning the Filipino language.