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24-year-old engineer is 2016 Ms. Southern Leyte

Tacloban City, Leyte – Southern Leyte Governor Damian G. Mercado crowned 24-year-old Engr. Mary Diane E. Lesiguez as Miss Southern Leyte during the grand coronation night held last week at the Provincial Capitol Sunken Garden in Maasin City.

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Governor Mercado was assisted by Miss Southern Leyte 2015 Ma. Karina Dizon.

Lesiguez represented the municipality of Macrohon, where she is the reigning beauty pageant titleholder.

She bested 17 other hopefuls from the across province which celebrated its 56th founding anniversary.

Completing her court are 4th runner-up Layra Cabatingan of San Juan; 3rd runner-up Jolliene Bagasbas of Pintuyan, 2nd runner-up Wella Cruz of Maasin City and 1st runner-up Lean Mae Palco Roa Lili of Malitbog.

Lesiguez is a chemical engineer presently connected with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Office No.7 based in Cebu City.

Macrohon Mayor Fe Gaviola Edillo said that having produced this year’s Miss Southern Leyte is “indeed one legacy I am proud of in the pursuit of cultural identity of our municipality.”