Drew this on while I was on the bus.
Headcannon Philippines why can’t I stop drawing you?!
Adding my theories that piri is still superstitious, and there’s a lot of terrifying creatures in the Filipino Mythology. There are still many superstitious Filipinos today. When piri was born she was technically part of the Majapahit empire in Indonesia, and she grew up as a trading hub, and (cough kid business owner cough) leading piri to heavily influenced by many Asia countries especially china, and Saudi Arabia. Islam also flourish in her country and making piri a Moro. When Spain finally took over her after three voyages(third time IS the charm) piri just stayed in house and after Spain discovered that piri was a girls after hitting puberty. Spain regularly visits her but mostly Mexico and the governor-general takes care of her. Since piri is stuck Home Alone and Spain would just give her books and atlas to read from all around the world to keep her being bored.
Personality since she was conquered by Spain, America, Japan and England (for only two years) would make her bitter and suffer from inferiority complex. She’s a jerk with a heart of gold,the good girl is there but you just have to dig deeper, but she’s still polite towards tourist unless they overstayed and being rude. Stricken with poverty she always reluctantly asks for help. (The whole DJ thing I added is based on Her first female president took her oath of office at a nightclub.)
Present day piri is a high school teacher who teaches world history AP, at a california and moonlights as a DJ on weekends. Why in Cali? Well majority of overseas Filipino workers settle in California or Hawaii, but there’s also large population on doctors and nurses in the UK, and she’s also a doctor. Yes stereotype. Piri is also a heavy coffee drinker like a lot of Filipinos back home. The heavy surge of anime from the Japan that went to the Philippines shores also turned her into a huge nerd, She is intelligent she is insufferable a lot like the Filipinos I know, and constantly cranky because her boss never listens to her or the dead that keeps telling her the right thing to do. Not even magic can solve political affairs.
Welp that’s my Philippines headcannon sorry for the long text and grammar errors.