Cebu City councilor succumbs to Covid-19


The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) claimed the life of City Councilor Antonio “Tony” Cuenco Saturday.

Cuenco, who also served as representative of the city’s second district, was 84 years old.

“Today, a great man has passed on. My family and I (James Anthony) wish to let you know that my father, Councilor and former Congressman Antonio Veloso Cuenco, has succumbed to the lethal effects of the Covid-19 virus,” his son, former City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco, in a statement, said.

James Anthony confirmed that his father was confined in a private hospital last June 25 due to Covid-19. (

Tony began to develop symptoms of the disease such as mild fever and cough last June 18, he said.

On the same day, swab samples were extracted. On June 20, results of the swab test came positive of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

The Cuenco family requested the public to give them space as they grieve for the untimely passing of their father.