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‘Beaten unconscious, robbed:’ 2 more senior Filipinos in NY attacked


Filipinos attacked in NY

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 14: Individuals stand in entrance of a “Stop Asian Hate” mural as folks collect for a rally protesting violence towards Asian-Individuals at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on February 14, 2022 in the Chinatown neighborhood in New York Metropolis. Assaults on Asian-Individuals have been on the rise amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Pictures/AFP (Picture by Michael M. Santiago / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Pictures through AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Two more aged Filipinos have been the newest victims of assaults towards members of the Filipino neighborhood in New York Metropolis, bringing to 34 the variety of hate incidents towards Filipinos in the town since final yr, the Philippine Consulate Common there stated Wednesday.

“The Philippine Consulate General in New York condemns in the strongest terms the latest attacks against members of the Filipino Community after two more kababayan have been added to the growing list of victims of the senseless violence that has left many Filipinos in fear,” the consulate stated in a press release.

A 73-year-old Filipino was reportedly “assaulted by a homeless individual” whereas on his approach to church in Manhattan on Sunday, the consulate stated.

On Monday, a 53-year-old Filipino “was beaten unconscious and robbed by another homeless individual” at a quick meals retailer on seventh Avenue close to thirty fourth Avenue, based on the consulate.

“The incidents in Manhattan bring to seven the number of cases involving members [of] the Filipino Community reported to or monitored by the Philippine Consulate General in New York this year,” the consulate stated.

“The assaults, which follow the brutal attack against a 67-year-old Filipino woman in Yonkers, New York, two weeks ago, bring to 34 the number of anti-Asian hate incidents and criminal violence involving Filipinos since last year,” it added.

The consulate reiterated their reminder to Filipinos in New York to train vigilance “at all times” and to take the mandatory precautions, particularly when in public.

“The Consulate again calls on authorities to do more to make sure that New York City is safe again for everyone by removing dangerous individuals, especially those with criminal records, from the streets and addressing concerns related to homelessness and mental health,” the consulate stated.

A “Stop Asian hate” signal displayed on the Philippine Consulate Common in midtown Manhattan. Picture courtesy of Philippine Consul Common Elmer Cato

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