Ryan Noval said his partner Jasmine Badocdoc made the discovery when she visited the child at a nursery room in a private hospital.
He said the nurse told her she had to tape up the boy's mouth because he was constantly crying and making too much noise.
Mr Noval claimed his partner asked the nurse to remove the tape to which she allegedly replied: ''You can go ahead and take it yourself ma'am."
Ms Badocdoc was apparently afraid she might hurt the baby and the nurse eventually volunteered to remove the tape herself.
Speaking of his shock about the incident in Cebu City in the Philippines, Mr Novak reportedly said in an interview: "I feel raped as a parent."
He has put pictures of his week-old baby with his lips sealed up on Facebook.
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