Alright. Time to crush some fans hopes and wreck their theories with logic. Just prepared my ask box for all the bullshit I’m going to receive after this. Remember, this is Himaruya’s comic, not mine. Thank you.
Myth: the Philippines is the maid in episode 1 that serves Spain coffee.
Holy shit if I had 50 cents for every time I heard this theory, I would have enough for a ticket to the Philippines. This is probably one of the most popular fan theories next to the Asia3 fan theory. It is supposed to be a normal human. I honestly don’t understand how this came to be. If the Philippines was a country wouldn’t you see her, oh I don’t know, SITTING AT THE FREAKING MEETING? Or maybe the countries have one person on coffee duty every meeting and everyone awaits the day when it’s Turkey’s turn. As fun as that sounds, it still not true. She was classified as a normal Spanish Housemaid.
Myth: The Asia3 design was a scrapped sketch of the Philippines. Himaruya said she was “close to America and had a complicated love story.”
The Asia3 sketch above, was a design by Himaruya when he was making Vietnam. Another very popular theory. Just a conspiracy theory that was made up by fans to spark hope in the Filipino fan base. And even so, Hima probably wouldn’t create a love story. You can just barely call HRE and Chibitalia a romance. You know how ambiguous Hima makes thing when it comes to romance and Hetalia. Romance and cannon Hetalia do not mix.
Myth: Philippines will be a girl and will appear in season 3.
Though many OCs have been created, and the Filipino fanbase is rather large, there is no cannon character yet. Not even in the manga. I understand the hype. There are many fans from the Philippines and other countries waiting for a character and here’s Hima making characters like Mr. Newspapers. However, all we can do is wait for a character to be made. Though it may take forever.
(( WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE LONG GONE-NESS *BOWS* AND FOR THE INCONVENIENCE , IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST TOUCHED A COMPUTER, SERIOUSLY, SO, I’M RE-ADJUSTING, I JUST SPENT A SURPRISINGLY LONG TIME ON THIS ‘SUPPOSED-TO-BE’ QUICK PIECE -usually for me- CUZ I HAVEN’T DRAWN FOR A LONG TIME I SWEAR, SERIOUSLY, I HOPE YOU’D FORGIVE ME. “”“ ))
“Never question a man’s patriotism by the blood that runs in his veins, or by the nationality of his ancestors; we should judge a man by what he is, rather than where his forefathers came…” ~Manuel L. Quezon
(( So maybe a few of our half-blooded Filipino brothers and sisters are insecure about being a Filipino just because they’re not pure or are teased that they should go back to wherever they are stereotyped to have belonged to because of their looks even if they themselves know deep inside that they are Filipinos who love the Philippines and all. Well don’t be insecure, friends! If you have that Filipino blood, then you are Filipino! If you’re a naturalized Filipino, don’t be insecure! You’re still a Filipino! -just be sure you’re a legal Filipino peep ok, so that problems with the law will be avoided ;;w;“- Even though there are some bad or not so good things with being a Filipino, well, isn’t that the same with other nationalities as well? So don’t let those petty words put you down, stand proud; be proud to be a Filipino! ^_^b ))
MANUEL L. QUEZON
-was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901). Quezon was a Spanish Filipino, with both his parents being Filipino mestizos.
In 1907, he resigned from the governorship and tried for a seat in the First Philippine Assembly, and he won by the largest majority, for he was popular with the masses as well as the ilustrados. He became floor leader of the Assembly and distinguished himself with oratory, delivered in flowery Spanish phrases.
During his presidency, Quezon tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. His other major decisions include the reorganization of the islands’ military defense, approval of a recommendation for government reorganization, the promotion of settlement and development in Mindanao, dealing with the foreign stranglehold on Philippine trade and commerce, proposals for land reform, and opposing graft and corruption within the government. Credit must also go to Quezon who used diplomacy to convince Americans that Filipinos were prepared in governing their own sovereign government.
> Based on Aida Rivera Ford’s HEROES IN LOVE [Four Plays], published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
> McArthur, Douglas (1964). Reminiscences.> Quezon, Manuel L. (1946). The Good Fight.
> Perret, Geoffrey (1996). Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur.