“Kapampangan to represent PH in post-war pageant for freedom and women’s rights”
Kapampangan beauty queen
Maria Francesca Taruc will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming Miss Freedom of the World pageant which will be held in Kosovo this August.
Taruc grew up in Angeles City and is a native of San Luis town, where her grandfather Huk Supremo Ka Luis Taruc hails from.
She is currently taking up AB Communication at the Holy Angel University.
The 20-year old stunning beauty is the first ever title holder of the Miss Freedom of the World- Philippines.
Miss Freedom of the World pageant started in the formerly war-torn country of Kosovo in Europe. The pageant highlights the love and struggle for freedom, the empowerment of women and the importance of upholding their rights.
Taruc will be flying for Kosovo on August 1 with the hopes of bringing home the crown as well as making friends and introducing the Philippines to other nations during the pageant proper that will culminate on August 19.
— Justine Dizon
HMUA: Richard Strandz
Photographer: Brian Ordonez