|Member of the Cebu City Council from the 2nd district|
June 30, 2019 – June 27, 2020
|Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly|
February 4, 2010 – February 4, 2013
|Preceded by||Mohammad Yusof Zain|
|Succeeded by||Periowsamy Otharam|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu City's 2nd District|
June 30, 2001 – February 4, 2010
|Preceded by||Nancy Roa Cuenco|
|Succeeded by||Vacant |
Post later held by Tomas Osmeña
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Roa Cuenco|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu's Fifth District|
December 30, 1965 – December 30, 1969
|Preceded by||Miguel Cuenco|
|Succeeded by||Emerito S. Calderon|
|Member of the Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Cebu City|
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
|Born||March 26, 1936|
Cebu, Commonwealth of the Philippines
|Died||June 26, 2020 (aged 84)|
|Political party||Lakas-Kampi-CMD |
PROMDI Partido Barug (Kusug)
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Roa Cuenco|
Antonio "Tony" Veloso Cuenco (March 26, 1936 - June 27, 2020) was a Filipino politician who most recently served as a council member for the 2nd District of the Cebu City Council. He also served as the Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) from 2010 to 2013 and as representative of the 2nd District of Cebu City in the House of Representatives.
1 Personal life
2 Political career
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Born on March 26, 1936, to a well-known family in Cebu, the Cuenco family. "Tony" was the son of former Gov. Manuel Cuenco and Milagros Veloso-Cuenco, the grandnephew of former Rep. Miguel Cuenco (5th district), and the grandson of the former Senate President, Mariano Jesús Cuenco. He is married to former congresswoman (2nd district), Nancy Roa-Cuenco with four children; Cebu City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco, Cebu City Councilor Ronald Cuenco, Antonio Cuenco, Jr., and Cynthia Cuenco-Dizon.
He spent his secondary education (high school) in Ateneo de Cagayan, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees on Ateneo de Manila University.
At 29, he was one of the youngest Congressmen elected during the 6th Congress (1965–1969 in Cebu City 5th District). He had also been a member of the 8th, 9th and 10th Congresses (1987–1998) and the Batasang Pambansa (1984–1986).
After his wife's term (1998–2001), he ran for Cebu City 2nd District's Congressional seat. Since then, he led that area through the 12th and 13th congress.
On May 18, 2007, he was elected to a third term as Congressman of the 2nd District of Cebu City in the House of Representatives. His term ended on June 30, 2010, when Tomas Osmeña took his oath as his successor.
Cuenco ran and won a seat in the Cebu City Council during the 2019 elections placing 4th with 140,139 votes.
On June 27, 2020, Cuenco passed away due to the effects of COVID-19 as confirmed by his son, former Cebu City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco. The younger Cuenco said that his father experienced "mild fever and incessant coughing” on June 18 which prompted them to conduct a swab test and later showed on June 20 that the elder Cuenco was positive from the said virus.
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