Twenty young and beautiful women from different barangays of Ormoc City are vying for the Miss Ormoc contest slated on October 15. The beauty and brain search is part of the 75th Charter Day celebration of the city on Oct. 20. (ORMOC CITY GOVERNMENT)

ORMOC CITY– About 20 young and beautiful ladies are vying for the title of Miss Ormoc for this year.

The candidates were formally introduced to the public last October 2 during a program held at the city’s main public plaza.

Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez joined television host Mr. Fu in introducing the candidates who are to vie the crown on October 15 , one of the highlights of the city’s 75th Charter founding anniversary on Oct. 20.

This year’s contestants are Abiah Dicdican (Brgy. Camp Downes), Dianne Espinosa (Brgy. Manlilinao), Jorochelle Euliza Swartz Grafilon (Brgy. San Isidro), Crissa Althea Colon (Brgy. Naungan), Francheska Terese Matiga (Brgy. Ipil), Ma. Kim Bocao (Brgy. Concepcion), Desiree Solejon (Brgy. Luna), Angel Mae Duallo (Brgy. Cogon), Donna Ramada (Brgy. Quezon Jr.), Alexandra Juanillo (Brgy. Can-untog), Liezle N. Jones (Brgy. Macabug), Hannah Grace Yuson (Brgy. Ipil), Zeljemer Castro (Brgy. DFL), Quintine Saligue (Brgy. Macabug), Jessajane Belic (Brgy. Punta), Lerrish Francess Belarmino (Brgy. Ipil), Erine Beatrice Tan (San Pablo Simangan), Charybel Faith Dizon (District 25), Mitzi Lucaban (Brgy. Valencia), and Marie Carmen Songalia (Brgy. Nasunogan).

The current Miss Ormoc is Aura Shaznay.
“This is a very special Charter Day celebration. We want everybody to be part of this grand event,” said Mayor Torres-Gomez.

According to the city government, this year’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration is like no other in Ormoc, the Events Capital of Eastern Visayas.

“This is the most spectacular celebration of the city. Ormoc is different now. We are one of the safest cities in the entire country. We are one of the progressive cities in Eastern Visayas. This is because of the cooperation of everyone. Thank you for making this happen,” added Leyte 4th District Representative Richard Gomez of their month-long Charter Day activities.