Former Beauty Queen & Activist Maita Gomez Dies of Heart Attack on July 12

Maita Gomez, a beauty queen and an activist during the Marcos administration, died of a heart attack on Thursday, July 12.

Gomez’ death was confirmed by her family and friends on Twitter.

The former Miss Philippines-World 1967, was once married to folk singer Heber Bartolome, with whom she had two children.

After the 1986 EDSA revolution, she became a political and economic reforms and women’s right advocate.

It was even reported that she was a co-chairman of Makabayan, a coalition of several militant left organizations in the Philippines.