|Born||Margarita Favis Gomez
May 23, 1947
|Died||July 12, 2012
|Occupation||beauty queen, activist|
|Children||Melissa Perez-Rubio Ugarte, Jose Luis Decena, Kris and Antares Bartolome, and Michael Phillip Beltran|
Margarita "Maita" Favis Gomez (May 23, 1947 – July 12, 2012) was a Filipino beauty queen and activist.
In 1967 she won the Miss Philippines–World beauty pageant and went on to represent the country in the Miss World contest. She later became a political, economic, and women's rights advocate, and was active in the Makabayan political movement in the 1980s.
Maita was born in 1947 to Jose C. Gomez and Cecilia Favis Gomez and was one of 7 children (Cita, (Patty died July 11, 2013), (Ditas died May 16, 2012), Joe, Naty and Migui). Maita is survived by her children Melissa Perez-Rubio Ugarte, Jose Luis Decena, Kris and Antares Bartolome, and Michael Phillip Beltran, as well as their children and spouses.
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