Edgar Labella Biography

Edgar Labella was a Filipino lawyer and politician. He served as councilor, vice mayor and mayor of Cebu City in the island province of Cebu.

Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 elections, he defeated long-time mayor Tomas Osmena of Laban Ng Demokratikong Pilipino. He got 265,738 versus 246,813 of Tomas Osmena.

On November 18, 2021, he passed away due to septic shock secondary to pneumonia.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Edgardo Colina Labella
Nickname –> Edgar
Birth Date –> May 22, 1951
Hometown –> Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu Province, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Regional Director Eugene Labella (Ministry of Public Information)
Mother –> Esterlina Colina Labella
Spouse –> Joycelyn Nicolas Labella
Children –> Edgardo N. Labella II, Eugene Philippe N. Labella

Education
Elementary – Mabolo Elementary School
High School – University of the Visayas, Cebu City
College – University of the Visayas, Cebu City
Degree – Political Science
Law School – University of San Carlos
* Passed the Bar in 1978

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-2021 – National Chairman, League of Cities of the Philippines
2019-2021 – Mayor
2013-2019 – Vice Mayor
1998–2001, 2004–2013 – City Councilor
1994-1998 – Director, Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas
1983-1986 – Special Prosecutor
* Private Lawyer

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See also: Famous People from Cebu Province

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