Pinoy punches ‘Asian hate’ attacker inside NY subway train

June 4, 2022 Cristina Lee-Pisco 1873 views

A FILIPINO health worker courageously fought back by punching her attacker in what was considered as an Asian hate incident in New York, the Philippine Consulate General in New York said Saturday.

In a tweet, Consul General Elmer Cato reported that on June 4, a woman spat on the hand and wiped saliva on the victim while inside the N train, prompting the health worker to fight back.

Cato did not provide further details, but put a hashtag “Stop Asian Hate”.

“A woman picked on the wrong Asian on the N train this morning. She spat on her hand and wiped her saliva on a young Filipino hospital worker seated next to her. She then saw a few stars. Our kababayan comes from a family of boxing legends in the Philippines. #StopAsianHate,” the envoy said.

A number of Filipino nationals had been victims of unprovoked attacks and anti-Asian hate crimes in New York.

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, revealed that anti-Asian hate crime increased by 339 percent in 2021 compared to the year before, with New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities surpassing their record numbers in 2020.