Cebu City councilor Antonio Cuenco dies from COVID-19

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CEBU CITY — Incumbent Cebu City councilor and former congressman Antonio Cuenco has passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, due to the “lethal effects” of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),

“Today, a great man has passed on. What is very shocking is the manner and the suddenness of his passing.

My family and I wish to let you know that my father, Councilor and former Congressman Antonio Veloso Cuenco, has succumbed to the lethal effects of the COVID19 virus. It happened so fast and has left us very shocked to realize that the good man that we have had the opportunity to have as our father (with my siblings Ronald, Antonio Jr and Cynthia) and a good husband to my mother, Nancy, is gone.

There will be time enough to remember the many things that he dedicated his life to, for our country and for our beloved City. But for now, I wish to request that we be given our space to lay him to rest and to grieve in his untimely passing.

We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath a covering, never to wake up.

And yet it is always a shock when it happens to someone we know. Much more if it is someone we have known and loved for so many years.

It is something like walking up the stairs in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair to go. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a vacuum of a moment of dark surprise as you try and rethink the way you thought of things. Because they will never be the same again.

Go with God, dad. And may you be in his loving embrace forever. Till we see each other once again.”

His son, James Anthony, wrote on Facebook on behalf of the family
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