MANILA, Philippines - An allegedly mentally deranged man cut his own penis after a fight with his wife in Mandaue City, a local official said on Monday.
Jun Suico, chairman of Barangay Tabok, said Federico Ilustrico, 46, a carpenter, cut his own penis using a shaving blade before noon on Sunday.
Suico said that Ilustrico has been having several verbal tussles with his wife, whom she suspects of having a lover.
He said that right after the couple's fight, the man rushed to the back of their house and cut his own manhood with the blade.
Suico added that based on initial investigations, the man initially used a knife but it failed to cut hiw penis.
"Sinubukan nya yung kutsilyo kaso parang mapurol," Suico said in a phone interview.
Suico said barangay officials rushed Ilustrico to a nearby hospital after being informed of the incident.
He said, however, that the barangay officials and police authorities failed to find the carpenter's penis.Ilustrico's severed penis.