Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella passed away at dawn Friday (Nov 19). He was 70. The report was confirmed by his brother Elmer Labella, the mayor died past 3am in a private hospital in the city. his son Jaypee said that Labella died due to septic shock secondary to pneumonia, he was confined in the hospital for 23 days before he passed away.
How did Labella die?
City councilors and the department heads in the city hall have expressed their condolences to the family, Labella was brought to the hospital at least four times this year for different reasons. In the month of November, his family confirmed that he was seeking treatment for pneumonia and minor sepsis.
Who was Labella?
The younger Labella said that his father is not going to be cremated, adding that they are making plans to hold a public viewing at the city hall while adhering to Covid-19 protocols, prior to this Tomas Osmena in the 2019 Cebu City mayoral race, Labella has served as the city’s vice mayor for twp terms.
Labella Death Cause
The reason for his death hasn’t been stated as of this point in time, it is our humble advice to the users, not to disturb the family in these difficult times, they must be going through some difficult times and it is better, not to disturb the family of the deceased in order to provide them time to settle a bit. It seems like there are going to be more coming our way from the story in the coming days and weeks and we are going to be on our toes to provide you with further details as soon as something comes under our radar.
Prior to becoming mayor, Labella served two consecutive terms as vice mayor of Cebu City from 2013 to 2019 and was a member of the City Council representing Cebu City’s north district from 1998 to 2001 and again from 2004 to 2013.