By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:35 AM November 19, 2021

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella passed away early Friday morning, November 19, 2021, on leave Acting Mayor Mike Rama confirmed.

He was 70 years old.

The cause of death is still unknown. The City’s Public Information Office said they would issue an official announcement soon.

City councilors and department heads in the city hall have expressed their condolences to the family.

His son, Jaypee, also changed his Facebook profile photo to black.

Labella, who traced his roots to Tubigon, Bohol, was brought to the hospital for treatment of his ailment.

Labella served as the mayor of Cebu City from 2019 until his death in 2021. Prior to becoming mayor, he was the city’s vice mayor from 2013 to 2019 and was a member of the city council from 1998 to 2001 and again from 2004 to 2013.

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