First of all, these are not exclusively 'Filipinism: - many are rather common expressions that could be confusing or misinterpreted when used over the phone or sound like casual conversations. I have made small notes for your review.
1. Free subscription of... (Free subscription to…) - prepo issue
Free subscription to (a delivery service)
2. Can I speak with…? (May I speak with…) - To sound more polite/ask permission? Can means "able"; may asks for permission.
3. Come again? (I'm sorry I didn't get quite get that / Excuse me? / I'm sorry would you please say that again?) - English trainers discourage agents to use this because they say that it could mean 'cum again') Please repeat your answer - or - could you repeat that, please?
4. It's for free! (It's free. / It's free of charge. / We're sending it to you for free.) - Filipinos have been used to saying 'It's for free'. How do I say that it should be avoided? What makes it wrong? Free is no cost. How about "It's cost-free"?
5. Hold your line/For awhile… (Would you mind if I put you on hold for a second? / Please hold) - hold your line is absurd. any comment? what about for awhile? May I place (or put) you on hold? (don't tell them for how long unless they ask)
6. Open/ close the light/computer (Turn on/off the light/TV/computer) - how do I explain this? it sounds like opening/closing the tv for repair.
7. Do you mind waiting? Yes, I'll wait. (No, not at all. / No, I don't mind at all.) - YES is the issue. wrong response. any other feedback?
8. Anything? (Is there anything I can do for you? / How may I help you?) - fragmented, seems vague? Is there anything else I can help you with?
9. I'll ask her an apology. (I'll apologize to her. / I should make an apology.) - this sounds illogical? I'll ask her for an apology.
10. We take lunch. (We eat lunch. / We have lunch (every Sunday). We take lunch at 11 a.m. or we eat lunch at 11 a.m. are both acceptable.
11. We accept repairs. (This shop repairs cars/cellphones, etc.) We accept repair jobs.
12. We accept painting jobs. (This shop does painting jobs.) OK
13. Tuck out (Untuck) ??? What?
14. He was salvaged. (He was assassinated.)
15. She deliveredher baby yesterday. (She had her baby yesterday. / Dr. Smith delivered her baby.) "She delivered her baby" is used often.
16. Xerox (Photocopy) Common expression - everyone understands!
17. Oppositor (Opposition member)??
18. Hand carry (Carry - on luggage)
19. It's traffic today. (Traffic is heavy today.
20. Senatoriable (Senatorial candidate)
21. At around 2 p.m. (At about 2pm) - around is Am? about is Brit? Don't use around or about in the business world. Sounds too casual.
22. I failed in Accent training. (I failed accent training.)
23. We were under Mr. Johnson. (Mr. Johnson was our teacher.) - Filipinos are used to saying 'That student is under my class' so this filipinism has started. "We were under Mr. Johnson" is commonly used in the business world.
24. My brother is taking up law. (My brother is taking law. / My brother is studying law.) casual expression meaning he is studying law.
25. Where are you studying? (Where do you go to school? / What school do you go to?) OK. casual
26. Pass by my office before you go. (Drop by my office before you go.) - Brit/Am phrasal? Please see me in my office before you go.
27. We have one participant only. (We only have one participant.) - should they say 'only one participant'?
28. I talked to her already. (I already talked to her.) - I need help on adverb order. This confuses all Filipinos and me too. Where should adverbs be placed? I already spoke with her. or - I have already spoken to her.
29. Will you be at the office at 7am? Actually. (Will you be at the office at 7am? Yes.)
30. Actually, I like Jennifer Aniston. (I like Jennifer Aniston.) - Actually/basically has become Filipinos expressions. American, too!
31. As per Paul, all request forms should be signed by him. (As per Paul's instructions, all request forms should be signed by him.)
32. Wanted: Sewer (Wanted: Tailor or seamstress)
33. Take home (Take it home / To go. / For take out)
34. I felt kind of tired. (I felt rather tired.)
35. As to the project… (About the project…) Regardiing the project . .
36. Thank you for that/this one. (Thank you for the information. / Thank you.) - I need to send this in a few minutes and I still couldn't think of an explanation. Phrasing sounds awkward to me. But besides getting straight to the point, why did 'for that/this one' make it wrong? Thank you for the information is more polite.
37. I do love playing basketball/volleyball. (I love playing basketball/volleyball.) - this may sound right depending on the flow of the conversation, right? e.g. you don't love playing... No, I do... I do love playing basketball/volleyball. - sounds British.
38. Currently, I live in Quezon City right now. (Currently, I live in Quezon City. / I live in Quezon City.) - redundant - now and currently.
39. Actually, I like Microsoft, Symantec and Adobe (I like Microsoft Symantec and Adobe)
40. As per Mon, all request forms should be signed by him. (As per Paul's instructions, all request forms should be signed by him.)
41. I do apologize (I apologize.)