NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - A baby boy was born without a penis at the Cadiz District Hospital in Negros Occidental.
The baby, known only as "Mark John," was born on November 1.
He was brought to a specialist at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City for further examination.
"Mark John" also underwent surgery so that he can urinate.
According to Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Jovy Vergara, the baby's chromosomes did not develop properly, thus, he was born without a sex organ.
Vergara sauid the baby can undergo another surgery for him to have a penis, but he needs to be brought to another country for the procedure.
The baby has to be observed for a year before additional surgery can be performed on him. - report from Martian Muyco, ABS-CBN News Negros