Iloilo City Mayor Mabilog extends trip abroad to seek treatment for diabetes

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  • The Iloilo City mayor tagged by Pres. Duterte as a narcopolitician filed a sick leave until September 30
  • Mayor Mabilog is reportedly suffering from diabetes mellitus type 2
  • The mayor would return to the country after his leave, his spokesman said

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog who is currently out of the country to attend meetings in relation to his functions as city mayor has filed a sick leave to undergo treatment for diabetes.

According to Philstar, Atty. Mark Piad, the mayor’s spokesman, said Mayor Mabilog is suffering from diabetes mellitus type 2 and is seeking treatment abroad. He said the mayor filed a sick leave from September 11 until September 30.

“He filed the leave purposedly to recuperate physically because of the stress he underwent,” Piad said; adding the mayor would need two to three weeks to rest his mind and body from all the stress he suffered.

Mayor Mabilog left for Japan on August 30, two days after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he was assigning Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido to Iloilo City officer-in-charge of the Iloilo City police to deal with the drug menace in the city. After his 6-day stay in Japan, the mayor went straight to Malaysia to attend the Urban Environment Accords Summit.

Atty. Piad said the mayor would return after his leave.