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How Liza Araneta Brings Out the Ilocano Lover Traits of the Nation’s Crush, Bongbong Marcos

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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.

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[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.

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The Ilocano Lover in Bongbong Marcos

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.

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