Philippine man may have bitten off more than he could chew

A 41-year-old man with erectile dysfunction cut off his penis in a southern Philippine city, hospital staff said on Monday.

Ernesto Almonte was rushed by his father late on Sunday to a hospital in Zamboanga City, 875km south of Manila, after he cut off his penis.

“The man was allegedly depressed because he can no longer attain an erection,” a nurse who attended to the victim quoted the father as saying.

Doctors were able to stabilise Almonte’s condition, even though the severed penis was not recovered, triggering rumours that the victim ate the organ.

The man’s father, however, denied the rumours, saying his son’s severed penis was just lost. - Sapa-DPA

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