Bongbong Marcos’ late father, Ferdinand E. Marcos was a great lawyer. But it was his attorney in his cases in New York that brought his son and Liza Araneta together. In fact, he’s a very good friend of Liza and classmate at that.
Liza Araneta Marcos as a Lawyer
Liza was working as a lawyer in New York when she met Bongbong Marcos. Their mutual friend wanted the two to meet. So, they crashed into Liza’s apartment uninvited at 10PM. Then, the latter occasionally visited them during FEM’s court case hearings.
Love Beats the Odd on the Family Rivalry
Regardless of the differences between their two worlds, they got to know each other personally. Despite their families’ political rivalry. Liza can see the goodness of Bongbong Marcos from the start. He’s very humble, calm, and forgiving. He admires how true Liza is. However, when two people are destined for each other, they can beat the odds with true love.
Governor Imee Marcos discloses earlier that she and her mother try to convince Bongbong Marcos’ son to run for public office. Among the three siblings, it is Sandro Marcos who is in the limelight. He is definitely too young to run for Senator with the age requirement of 35. He ‘s only 24. Besides, Gov. Marcos is likely the clan’s candidate for 2019. However, his supporters already launch the Sandro Marcos for Congressman movement.
[VIDEO]: Sandro Marcos speaks about his political views.
Chances in the Congress
A Member of the House of Representatives must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines. On the day of the election, he is at least twenty-five (25) years of age. A registered voter in the district in which he shall be elected, and also resident. Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos III or Sandro’s birthday is on March 7, 1994. That would make him exactly 25 in 2019. Under the Constitution, elections for the members of Congress occur every second Monday of May every third year after May 1992. So, the next ones would be in 2019 and 2022.
Senator to be, Gov. Imee Marcos’ Replacement
The age requirement for governor is only 23. Since Governor Marcos seems to run for Senator, a candidate from the Marcos family is needed. The rest of the younger Marcoses are reluctant to run for such posts. This can be another option for Sandro.
Sandro Marcos has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He often joins campaign trails, a substitute speaker for his father and grants TV and video interviews for the sake of his patriarch. This gives people a hint that he might soon seek a public position.
Like his father, Sandro believes in unity. His mother is Louise or Liza Araneta. She is a relative of Mar Roxas. The latter is the 2016 LP Presidential candidate in 2016. He said that relationships must not transcend politics. Like any other profession, he is also open to politics.
Bongbong Marcos while in the U.S. learns to cook because everyone has to be independent there. Maids are not just the norm. Despite his popularity growing up, courting a girl is not easy for him. He finds it hard to make that someone relax when surrounded by bodyguards. He met his wife through mutual friends. With Liza Araneta, he can be himself. They live like any other Ilocanos when all earnings of the father are given to the wife. So his wife gives him an allowance.
Youtube video by; Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong goes live on the ABS-CBN morning news show and talks about his personal life: his experiences as a teenager, why he learned to cook, and how he and his wife Liza raise their children.
How Bongbong Marcos Met Liza Araneta
Bongbong Marcos narrates that she first met Liza Araneta in New York in 1987. This is through their mutual friends. Liza was working as a lawyer while he attends the trial of his mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Liza for Bongbong is the epitome of energy and life. She is strong, confident and always on the go. Bongbong applies what he learned from his father. He offered her two flowers. One is open and the other is close. The fully blossomed flower symbolizes his love that is already out of the grab seeking for her love that was still close at that time like the second flower.
Their Love Story
Their love for each other blossomed. They’ve seen their true colors during those difficult moments in the lives of the Marcoses. They are comfortable with each other and got along really well. Both share the same sense of humor. Laughing a lot at everything and everybody is a regular thing. Liza admires that there’s never any animosity in Bongbong. He remains a nice person despite the odds of life that are known to all. She said that if she has gone through what her husband went through, she’d be bitter and angry. It is admirable that Bongbong chooses to be kind to all especially to those who betrayed his family during their exile.
No Dull Moments
Bongbong admits that he keeps on falling in love with his wife over and over again because there’s never a dull moment with her. There seems to be a serenity in her that calms down his whole being. The two got married in a chapel in Italy. It is a small but very touching ceremony. It is attended by selected and very few witnesses of their vows. To this date, they still go out like lovers do like watching movies.
In an interview, Bongbong Marcos clarifies that he’s not a real cook. He just loves eating. Since it is hard to find Filipino food like Adobo and Sinigang in the States, he has to cook to satisfy his cravings and remember the Philippine tastes. He explains that small and young vegetables give the sweetness of a delicacy. They must not be mixed by a ladle but just shaken slightly to avoid bringing out their bitter taste. The Ilocano lover is simply the one who helps the wife with household chores and raising the children hands-on.