|Name Purita Macapagal|
Role Diosdado Macapagal's wife
Siblings Rogelio de la Rosa
|Spouse Diosdado Macapagal (m. 1938–1943)|
Similar People Diosdado Macapagal, Eva Macapagal, Rogelio de la Rosa, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Arturo Macapagal
Purita Macapagal (born Purita de la Rosa died 1943) was the first wife of Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal.
She was the sister of Rogelio de la Rosa that was former Philippine senator.
Purita Macapagal died in 1943 before her husband Diosdado became president in 1961. Three years after her death, Diosdado Macapagal married Evangelina Macaraeg, who was known as the mother of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
She was the only wife of Diosdado Macapagal who never became first lady.
She had one daughter, Maria Cielo and one son, Arturo.