By MARLON RAMOS, Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines -- A jealous rage allegedly drove a man to cut off the penis of his male lover while they were inside their rented hotel room in Novaliches, Quezon early Tuesday.
Although there were past incidents of mutilation by offended wife in the past, the incident was the first case in the country involving a gay couple.
Jose Feliciano Valderama, 35, of 222 Fern Street, in the village of Fairview, Quezon City and an area manager of a local toy store, was taken to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 4.
His supposed lover, Marvic Manquera, 21, was rushed by hotel employees to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to the QCPD Station 4 report, the pair arrived at the Sogo Hotel in Novaliches past midnight and asked for a room.
While inside, the two reportedly had a drinking session before they went to bed.
At around 3:30 a.m., hotel employees suddenly heard a man calling for help.
When they opened the door of the pair's room, they were shocked to see Manquera clutching his bloodied crotch.
The report said Valderama tried to kill himself with the knife he used in mutilating his lover's genitals but the victim was able to grab the blade.
It said that when the hotel employees asked him where he put the victim's severed penis, Valderama said he flushed it in the toilet bowl.
During police questioning, the suspect reportedly admitted that he decided to mutilate his partner's genitals while Manquera was sleeping after he heard stories about the victim's supposed relationship with a woman.