This is the answer [regardless about how good you are with Tagalog]... Q: When is a question not a question? A: When it's a rhetorical question! Therefore I asked a question to answer your question when my question was not really a question, but an answer phrased as a question!!!
Why do I know salamat? Well, that's what a rhetorical question suggests... if iskarlata is a Tagalog word, it *might* follow that I know two or three other words as well. No I didn't use Google translate & do I look Filipino? You know that I'll probably leave you confused, I'm very unkind like that!