CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella will undergo a surgery on Thursday, September 3, 2020, after he was diagnosed with gallbladder stones.
Labella announced his current health condition in his Facebook page.
"After undergoing a thorough health check earlier and in the interest of transparency and good faith, I would like to inform everyone that I was diagnosed with gallbladder stones and will be due for surgery tomorrow morning," wrote Labella in his Facebook page.
Labella said he has been experiencing stomach and joint pains, but chose to disregard it as the city is currently battling against novel coronavirus pandemic.
He was assured by his doctors "that it will be a fairly routine and safe operation."
The mayor has also asked the public to include him in prayer.
"And lastly, please keep me in your prayers," asked Labella.(JJL)