From Mike S. Lacanilao on PLUG:
this only reminds me that we filipino dont really like to have or at least to see a tagalized version of international apps.. isn't good to have this recognition for our country..
I think it's nice, like the way I think it's nice that cellphones come with Filipino prompts and Filipino sections in their manuals. I know a number of people who set their phones to the Filipino interface. I think it's nice to have Filipino as a choice on ATMs. I think it's nice that train announcements are done in English and Filipino.
But personally, I prefer the English terms because that's what I started out with, at least for technical things. I use a cellphone, not a selpon. I'd rather see "Settings saved." than "Na-save na ang settings mo." or something like that. <shrug>
I'm not against the Filipino language. If having localized interfaces means that more people will feel comfortable on the Net, then well and good.