The Philippines (フィリピン - Firipin ) is a non canon character yet in the series Axis Powers Hetalia. Philippines is a part of the Allied Forces and named as Maria Clara dela Cruz (マリア・カラ・デル・ロサリオ - Maria kara Deru kurusu)
Philippines is a tanned skin girl with curled, semi-long, choppy dark brown hair with bangs swept to the side. Her outfit is inspired by the traditional baro't saya, the Philippines' national outfit for women. Her attire consists of the following; a thin white blouse, knee length red skirt, and a pair of red sandals. She is seen to wear two accessories; Sampaguita flowers , Philippines' national flower found on the left side of her head. And a cross necklace around her neck, representing Philippines main religion, Roman Catholicism.
Philippines is an assertive girl who always tries to be optimistic and cheerful even though she often experiences bad luck. She's a bit stubborn because of her strong will. This was shown during the WW2 as she fights bravely without any fancy weapons. There is always a motherly aura surrounding Maria. She loves traveling around and has a sweet tooth for cold sweet treats. Her hobbies consists of singing, boxing, playing basketball, and watching teleseryes(and some occasional anime).
Philippines can be a bit of a goofball especially around countries she's comfortable with, making hilarious to awkward remarks. She tells the corniest jokes and she mostly even laughs at herself for being so lame. Some countries are also bewildered by her as after a natural disaster, she still laughs and tries to cheer herself up even without help, by this she's often mistaken as a masochist.
She isn't always in good relations with Spain because of his claim on the Philippines as one of his colonies for 333 years. She sees him like a father, but the kind of father who is overprotective of her. Even after being sold to America, she still practices what Spain had left her. E.g: architecture, booze and the religion. Also what is weird is even though Philippines is raised by a tomato lover, she never liked them as much.
Philippines likes America because of their mutual help during the Pacific war. And because of that, she takes him as a brother she can depend on.
Philippines has the same trouble with Japan as she is to Spain because of his invasion. But she gets over it easily, since most of the time Filipinos themselves bring Japanese culture to their country and she manages to adjust. They're in good conditions now as Japan is helping her shoo away China from her territory and some technology problems.
They were married at some point before but because of many problems occurring within their own lands they just stopped seeing each other for a while. Brunei also gave the half of Sabah to the Philippines as a gift. They still keep in contact though and still help each other as much as they can.
- South East Asia
As the threat of Communism grew in Asia she made allies when she helped make the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Her Allies in ASEAN are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.