Written by jV
Wednesday July 14, 2010, just only a few hours after Ana “The Hurricane” arrived in the Philippines for a promotional tour, she takes a long ride back to home. No, she did not take another flight back to the USA.
Also home to the World Boxing Organization (WBO), World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Association (IBA) super bantamweight world champion is Barangay Villegas, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan where her Dad, Cesario M. Julaton II, was a resident before he emigrated to the USA. Generations of Julatons still live there, and Dad Cesario goes back on short visits now and then.
Ana’s trip home to Pangasinan and Pozorrubio was arranged and sponsored by GMA7 and was covered live by Channel 10. After dropping in at the capitolyo of Lingayen for the traditional courtesy call to the Governor of Pangasinan Amado T. Espino Jr., Anna proceeded to the municipio of Pozorrubio where she was met by her family and friends and a crowd of proud Pozorrubians and fans headed by LGU officials under Mayor Artemio Chan and members of the Sangguniang Bayan. Aside from a beautiful boquet, the mayor and the local Sangguniang Bayan gave her a plaque and an SB resolution in recognition of her astounding world-boxing achievements much in the league of her famous fellow-boxer Manny Pacquiao with whom she shares the same trainor, Freddie Roach.