Yes! The Philippines is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world, with approximately 75 million English speakers, and English is one of the country’s two official national languages (the other being Filipino). So everyone learns English at school, and it’s the main language in every professional workplace.

Indeed, you’ve probably spoken to many Filipinos in the past, and mistaken them for Americans. That’s partly because the Philippines is a former US colony, and partly because Filipinos deal so often with Americans in their work that they naturally develop a slight American accent.