Fil-Am with character


Christine Farolan

While many high school  students  hied off to the beach for spring break, Fil-Am Christine Farolan  of Lisle, Illinois, joined a mission that traveled to the Virginia and Appalachian Mountain region in the United States to help build homes  for the poor.

Christine, 18, is the daughter of migrant Filipino doctors and the  granddaughter of columnist Ramon J. Farolan.

She and other members of  Teens with Character received the town’s 2012 Community Spirit Award .

She will enter  Northwestern University this fall.  (From Neighbors of Lisle)


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  • ReneV

    Congratulations General Farolan. You brought up your children very well and your grandchildren bear the results of your upbringing of their parents. Other than career, the best things for parents are successful children and better still, successful grandchildren!

    • ZestyZombie

      I couldn’t agree more!!!

  • Roberto Ladao

    There are more poor people in the Philippines that needs houses. I wish she could visit the Philippines and build houses, then rediscover her roots in the process.

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