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Antonio Cuenco

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Preceded by  Mohammad Yusof Zain
Preceded by  Miguel Cuenco
Preceded by  Nancy Roa Cuenco
Name  Antonio Cuenco
Preceded by  District created
Spouse  Nancy Roa
Succeeded by  Nancy Roa Cuenco

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Succeeded by  Vacant Post later held by Tomas Osmena
Political party  Lakas–CMD, Probinsya Muna Development Initiative

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. 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).

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Personal life

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

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.

References

Antonio Cuenco Wikipedia


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