I actually really enjoy my Filipino colleagues and don't normally mind them speaking Tagalog. However on more than one occassion Ive been at the nursing station or the breakroom where an English conversation among them suddenly becomes a Tagalog conversation...wonder why? Could be about me, could not be but its obviously something they don't want me to understand. I was taught that whispering is rude to those around you so...I can't help but think that is rude as well. Or how about the time that I had a confrontation with a Tagalog speaking nurse. Just minutes after, I walked by the nursing desk and heard her talking about me to another nurse. As soon as she noticed me, she immediately began speaking Tagalog.
I think there is a fine line between speaking your native language and being completely rude.
I do not think Filipinos should be singled out at all but the truth is they are the majority of nurses in the hospital that share a language other than English, at least in my area. And, I do think situations like I've described are far more common than just those that I've experienced. And as I've told my colleagues on many occassions, "I don't mind you speaking Tagalog unless its obvious you are talking about me or hiding information from me." If you want to talk about something in private then find a private place.