Antonio Cuenco

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Antonio Veloso Cuenco
Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
Assumed office
February 4, 2010
Preceded by Mohammad Yusof Zain
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu City's Second District
In office
June 30, 2001 – February 4, 2010
Preceded by Nancy Roa Cuenco
Succeeded by Vacant
Post later held by Tomas Osmeña
In office
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
In office
December 30, 1965 – December 30, 1969
Preceded by Miguel Cuenco
Succeeded by Emerito S. Calderon
Member of the Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Cebu City
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Marcelo B. Fernan
Personal details
Born (1936-03-26) March 26, 1936 (age 82)
Cebu, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Political party


Spouse(s) Nancy Roa Cuenco
Profession Lawyer

Antonio "Tony" Veloso Cuenco (born on March 26, 1936) has been the Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) since February 4, 2010.[1] Cuenco used to be the representative of the second district of Cebu City. He has been called the "Amahan sa Distrito" (Father of the District).

Personal life[edit]

Born on March 26, 1936 to a well-known family in Cebu, the Cuenco family. "Tony" is 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.

Political career[edit]

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 Cebu City 2nd District. His term ended on June 30, 2010 when Tomas Osmeña took oath as Cebu City 2nd District's new representative.


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