Miscellany: Progress

In Cebu, P. I., readers of Cebu's leading journal, Progress ("a daily of information") read a screaming headline: IGOT, MALE, IS PREGNANT. There followed an account:

"Residents arriving here from Santa Rosa, Opon, to attend the coming celebration of Santo Nino, report that one Balbino Igot, sexton of the church of Santa Rosa, is pregnant. Balbino, an hermaphrodite . . . is barely 16 years old.

"Balbino came to Cebu the other day to ask medical advice as to his sensational pregnancy. The physician confirmed Balbino's pregnancy and told the hermaphrodite that nothing...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!