Incoming First Lady Liza Marcos has been a part of Philippine elite even before marrying into one of the country’s most prominent political families.
Former Cebu Ports Authority Commissioner Mike Acebedo Lopez shared a link to the detailed family tree of the Aranetas as interest in Liza grew following the victory of her husband, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos (BBM).
For starters,Liza is a second cousin of former senator Mar Roxas, of Judy Araneta and former senator Gerry Roxas, who was part of the original Liberal Party that stood up against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Judy is the daughter of J. Amado Araneta.
The website filipinogenealogy.com revealed that Liza is the daughter of Manolet Araneta and Milagros Cacho. Araneta was a basketball player and Olympian who represented the country, and came from the side of the family of Manuel S. Araneta.
Mar and Liza are again on opposing sides of history in the May 2022 elections, with Liza’s camp now emerging as the winner through her husband, BBM.