News Release

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the death of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo “Edgar” Labella

We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family, loved ones, colleagues, and friends of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo “Edgar” Labella for his untimely death.

Prior to serving as Cebu City’s local chief executive, he previously worked as the city’s councilor and vice mayor. Mayor Edgar played an important role in the development of Cebu City’s vibrant economy and efficient social services over the years.

His commitment to public service was furthered by his firm support for the Duterte administration.

His death is truly a loss to the Cebuanos and all the people who have had the privilege of knowing him. He has touched the lives of many, served his constituents, and uplifted them from poverty, alongside President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues in the city government of Cebu City. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.