Maita Gomez

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Maita Gomez
Born Margarita Favis Gomez
(1947-05-23)May 23, 1947
Philippines
Died July 12, 2012(2012-07-12) (aged 65)
Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation beauty queen, activist
Years active 1967–2012
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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Activist and former beauty queen Maita Gomez dies PEP.ph, 12 July 2012 (Filipino)
  2. ^ Beauty queen-turned-activist Maita Gomez dies ABC-CBnews.com,13 July 2012
  3. ^ METROFILE: Maita Gomez passes away The Daily Tribune, 13 July 2012