Liza Araneta Marcos

Philippine lawyer and academic
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Louise "Liza" Cacho Araneta–Marcos (born 21 August 1959) is a Filipino lawyer and academic. She is known for being the wife of Bongbong Marcos.[3][4] She became the First Lady of the Philippines in June 2022.

Louise Araneta–Marcos
First Lady of the Philippines[1]
Assumed role
June 30, 2022
PresidentBongbong Marcos
Preceded byHoneylet Avanceña (de facto)
First Lady of Ilocos Norte
In role
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
GovernorBongbong Marcos
Preceded byMaria Teresa Carlson
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Louise Cacho Araneta

(1959-08-21) August 21, 1959 (age 64)[2]
Manila, Philippines
Bongbong Marcos (m. 1993)
Children3; including Sandro
RelativesAraneta family
Marcos family
OccupationLawyer, academic

Araneta–Marcos taught law in various universities in the Philippines such as Mariano Marcos State University, Saint Louis University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Northwestern University, and Far Eastern University.[3]

She was a strategist for her husband's presidential campaign in the 2022 Philippine elections.[4]

Araneta–Marcos married her husband in April 17, 1993.[5] They have three children; including Congressman Sandro Marcos.[6]


  1. "Number one adviser incoming First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos seen to play key role". ABS-CBN News. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. "Resume of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'I like my anonymity': Liza Marcos shares glimpse of personal, family life". ABS-CBN News. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Robbles, Raisa (14 March 2022). "Marcos Jnr's wife emerges from shadows as Philippine election race heats up". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  5. "Bongbong takes a bride". Manila Standard. Kamahalan Publishing Corp. April 19, 1993. p. 4. Retrieved October 10, 2021. Rep. Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos II wed his fiancee, Louise 'Lisa' Araneta Saturday [April 17] at the Church of St. Francis in Siesole [sic], Italy.
  6. "Marcos Jr aims to fulfil family's 'destiny' as Philippines president". The Guardian. 9 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.