Sixteen beautiful ladies are vying for Mutya ng Davao del Sur 2009 title as the province celebrates its 42nd anniversary on July 1. On Tuesday, the candidates were formally introduced to the public during the pictorial session at the amazing islet of Passig in Baranggay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. Each candidate show their stuff as they parade in swimsuit attire. The ladies also entertained questions from the press for the first time. Provincial Tourism Office Board Member Mercedez Cagas said, each candidates already preented their advocacy program as part of the requirement of the Mutya Council. Malita contingent told the press she would be focussing on the preservation of the Dugong (sea cow) as their premier toruist attraction in Malita bay. Malalag candidate meanwhile would like to provide efficient program to combat child labor while Digos candidate would like to focus on health and education. Who among these sixteen lovely ladies will win the crown? The coronation night will be held on June 30 at the capitol gymnasium.