Birthday - Juana Juaning Lomboy Pulanco

by: contributed photo, Juana Juaning Lomboy Pulanco

Juana Juaning Lomboy Pulanco

East County resident Juana Jauning Lomboy Pulanco recently celebrated her 85th birthday with a party Saturday, March 10, at the Filipino-American Association Hall in Portland. Her friends and family organized the 200-person event, which featured costumed singers and dancers.

Juana was born March 8, 1922, in the Philippines to Pelagio Lomboy and Margarita Galvan.

She graduated from college in the Philippines. On June 28, 1947, Juana married Carlos Pulanco in the Philippines. She was a homemaker.

They moved to the United States in December 1980.

Juana is a member of the Filipino-American Association. She enjoys weightlifting in Lincoln City and Las Vegas.

Juana has 10 children: Estrella Johnson, Efren Pulanco, Eden Pernandez, Erson Pulanco, Ellizer Pulanco, Edilberto Pulanco, Evelia Espinoza, Emerita Bravo, Emelda Tarvox and Edgar Pulanco, all of Portland. She also has 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Juana believes the secret to a long life is unconditional love, happiness and togetherness.