Responding to the sequence of attacks in opposition to members of the Filipino Group, the Philippine Consulate General in New York headed by Consul General Elmer G. Cato issued an announcement condemning the mindless violence in the strongest potential phrases.
The complete assertion reads:
The Philippine Consulate General in New York condemns in the strongest phrases the latest attacks in opposition to members of the Filipino Group after two extra kababayan have been added to the rising record of victims of the mindless violence that has left many Filipinos in worry.
On Sunday, a 73-year-old Filipino was reported to have been assaulted by a homeless particular person whereas on his approach to church between eighth Avenue and fortieth Road in Manhattan.
On Monday, a 53-year-old Filipino was crushed unconscious and robbed by one other homeless particular person at a McDonalds retailer on seventh Avenue close to thirty fourth Road.
The assaults, which observe the brutal assault in opposition to a 67-year-old Filipino girl in Yonkers, New York, two weeks in the past, carry to 34 the variety of anti-Asian hate incidents and prison violence involving Filipinos since final yr. The incidents in Manhattan carry to seven the variety of circumstances involving members the Filipino Group reported to or monitored by the Philippine Consulate General in New York this yr.
In view of this, the Philippine Consulate General in New York reminds kababayan to be vigilant always and to take the mandatory precautions, particularly when in public.
The Consulate once more calls on authorities to do extra to ensure that New York Metropolis is protected once more for everybody by eradicating harmful people, particularly these with prison information, from the streets and addressing issues associated to homelessness and psychological well being.