Just to inspire all OFWs' so I decided to post this. The Philippine Daily Inquirer features a small town in southern part of Manila as the rising little Italy on the hillside.
Mabini Batangas approximately 65 kilometers(45miles) south of Manila, a remote district and an isolated place covered with coconuts and vegetable farming as the residents source of livelihood has been transformed into an amazing little Italy.
About 6,300 people of about 47,000 population transformed the district when they migrated to Italy and started sending money back home. Most of them worked as nurses, sailors, housemaids and construction workers.
The money sent home by the workers in Italy completely changed Mabini town. Houses with Italian accents was no longer a typical Filipino residence. Homes designed with Italian large terraces, beautiful marble stone exteriors and roman- like columns.