An official bio page of Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos, wife of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., listed her as a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), a private voluntary membership association for licensed attorneys in the state of New York.

This has no basis. According to NYSBA, it currently has no record of a Louise Araneta-Marcos in its membership.


In the official website of her law firm M & Associates, the profile of Araneta-Marcos listed the following as one of her professional affiliations.

“Member: New York State Bar Association”

Source: M & Associates official website, Marcos, Louise Araneta (Archived), Accessed April 8, 2022


There are no records of Araneta-Marcos being a current member of the association, and neither is she listed in the state’s roll of attorneys allowed to practice.

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