Filipino health worker fights back after being spat on in NYC train

Image: Philippine Consul General in New York Elmer Cato (Twitter)
Image: Philippine Consul General in New York Elmer Cato (Twitter)

A Filipino health worker who was spat on by a woman on the N Broadway Express train in New York City fought back against the perpetrator and made her “see stars,” according to the Philippine Consul General in New York.

“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 [fellow Filipino] comes from a family of boxing legends in the Philippines,” Consul General Elmer Cato wrote on Twitter alongside the hashtag #StopAsianHate.

The incident is the latest in a string of attacks against Filipinos in the state of New York, including an elderly woman who was punched 125 times in front of her apartment in Yonkers, a 73-year-old man assaulted by a homeless person on his way to church in Manhattan, and a 53-year-old who was robbed and beaten unconscious at a McDonald’s on 7th Avenue.

READ: Elderly Filipino woman punched 125 times in New York is latest victim of brutal hate attack (VIDEO)

Cato said that his office has received reports of nearly 40 incidents of crimes against Filipinos in the Big Apple since 2021.

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