In 2003 the first Fazenda da Esperança in Asia was inaugurated in the Philippines in Bangad, Milagros, Masbate through the efforts of Father Pierino Rogliardi, a parish priest in Moonwalk, Las Pinas, Philippines.
In 2003 Fazenda da Esperança inaugurated the first rehabilitation center in Asia in the Philippine:
Fr. Pierino, then parish priest of Moonwalk, Las Piñas, Philippines, offered a tract of land in Bangad, Milagros, Masbate owned by the Mary Immaculate Development Foundation, Inc. (MIDFI), a non-profit organization that Fr. Pierino heads.
Before starting the Fazenda rehabilitation community in Masbate, Fr. Pierino sent twelve drug addicts from his parish for rehabilitation in Brazil and Germany. When they returned from rehabilitation after one year, they assisted a group of missionaries from Brazil and Germany in establishing the Fazenda in Masbate.
During the last years, with the help of many generous people from the Philippines and abroad, a beautiful center could have been established:
Fazenda Masbate now welcomes up to 42 boys for rehabilitation in houses with 14 beds each. More than 70 boys already finished their one year rehabilitation program, most of them are still in contact with Fazenda through regular meetings, some of them decided to come back to Fazenda to help the new boys to discover also the joy of a new life.
The community of Fazenda Masbate established different working sectors: Dairy, Rice, Bakery, Vegetable Garden, T-Shirt Printing etc. Through this, the community is earning the money for the daily operations.