National Geographic : 1993 May
A Fiat becomes a fast-food stand as Emelina Samaniego serves specialties from home to fellow Filipinos gathered outside a Rome church on their day off. "My friends told me, 'You cook well. Cook, and we will buy from you,'" she says. Now serving la dolce vita poolside, Pia Padilla followed her parents from Manila to Rome in 1988. Two-thirds ofItaly's 44,000 Filipinos work as domestics in wealthy urban areas.