Antonio Cuenco

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Antonio Cuenco (b. March 26, 1936 - ) is the current Representative of the 2nd District of Cebu City to the 14th Congress of the Philippines, as well as to the Regular Batasang Pambansa (1984-1986), 8th (1987-1992), 9th (1992-1995), 10th (1995-1998), 12th (2001-2004), and 13th (2004-2007) Congresses of the Philippines.


Early Life

Antonio Cuenco has been exposed to politics early because his father, Manuel Cuenco, served as Governor of Cebu in 1950s, as well as his grandfather, Mariano J. Cuenco, who was also a Representative of the 5th District of Cebu and Senator to the Philippine Legislature.


Rep. Cuenco took his elementary education at the University of San Jose in 1950 and finished his secondary education at the Ateneo de Cagayan in 1954. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Ateneo de Manila University in 1956 and 1960, respectively.

Career History

Prior to his long career as the Representative of the 2nd District of Cebu City, Antonio, was first a Station Manager of the DYSS Radio Station in Cebu City from 1961-1964. He also served as the President of the Bisaya Shipping Lines also in Cebu from 1970 to 1983.

He first ran as Assemblyman in 1984 to represent the 2nd District of the said province to the Regular Batasang Pambansa. He then ran again for Congressman to the 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th Congress of the Philippines and was elected. The people of Cebu still believes in his capacity as they voted him again at the last May 2007 Elections to represent them to the 14th Philippine Congress.


Antonio was a former member of the Rotary Club of Cebu and Cebu Jaycees.

Personal Life

He is married to Nancy Roa, who was elected as Representative of the same district Antonio is serving (1998-2001) and philanthropist. There is no wonder they brought about children who are also in public service: Ronald, a councilor (1992-1995, 2001-2004); and James Anthony, who is his father's Chief of Political Affairs Officer at the House of Representatives.




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