January 17, 2019
Out of 34 represented countries, Holy Angel University Alumna Ma. Francesca Taruc was crowned Miss Tourism World 2019 Intercontinental last January 8, 2019 in Nanjing, China. Taruc also bagged the “Best Body Award” during the preliminary round of the competition.
Taruc grew up in Angeles City and is a native of the town of San Luis. She is the grand daughter of the founder of Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon (Hukbalahap) Supremo, Luis Taruc.
This 20-year old pageant victor earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree last 2018 and was hailed 1st runner up of the Mr. and Ms. Holy Angel University 2016.