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Antonio Cuenco
Member of the Cebu City Council from the 2nd district
In office
June 30, 2019 – July 27, 2020
Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
In office
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
In office
June 30, 2001 – February 4, 2010
Preceded by Nancy Cuenco
Succeeded by Tomas Osmeña
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Nancy Roa Cuenco
Member of the Regular Batasang Pambansa from Cebu City
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Marcelo Fernan
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu's 5th district
In office
December 30, 1965 – December 30, 1969
Preceded by Miguel Cuenco
Succeeded by Emerito S. Calderon
Personal details
Born (1936-03-26)March 26, 1936
Cebu, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died June 27, 2020(2020-06-27) (aged 84)
Cebu City, Philippines
Political party PDP–Laban (2018–2020)
PROMDI (2004–2010)
Lakas/Lakas–CMD (1995–2018)
LDP (1992–1995)
Pinaghiusa (1987–1992)
UNIDO (1984–1987)
KBL (1978–1984)
Liberal (until 1978)
Spouse Nancy Roa Cuenco
Children 4
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University (BA, LL.B)
Profession Lawyer

Antonio "Tony" Veloso Cuenco (March 26, 1936 – June 27, 2020) was a Filipino politician who 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.

Personal life

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 was 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 from Ateneo de Manila University.

Political career

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 for, and won a seat in the Cebu City Council during the 2019 elections placing 4th with 140,139 votes.


On June 27, 2020, Cuenco died due to the effects of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines 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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