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Newsline: Philippine Consul General in New York calls on Filipinos to report hate crimes

The Philippine Consul General in New York called on Filipinos to immediately report hate crimes following an assault on a 51-year-old Filipino woman in Queens, New York City. The victim was verbally assaulted and harassed by a homeless woman in Queens on July 16, Philippine Consul General Elmer G. Cato tweeted on Friday. The homeless woman allegedly tried to prevent the 51-year-old from boarding a train at the 63rd Drive Subway Station in Rego Park. “The Consulate is requesting to report such incidents so that it can more accurately assess the situation and issue timely advisories to help ensure the safety and security of members of the Filipino Community,” Cato tweeted. “[Filipinos] residing in New York and those on temporary visits are reminded to always remain vigilant and to take the necessary precautions, especially when walking in the streets or taking mass transport,” he reiterated. (https://news.yahoo.com/assault-51-old-woman-york-212311752.html) Cato advised Filipinos who may find themselves in distress due to crimes, including hate incidents, to call the hotlines of the Philippine Consulate General in New York at +1-917-294-0196 and +1-917-239-4118 for assistance.

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