What you need to know about transgender people and gender ads in the Philippines
Posted On July 17, 2021
A transgender man was attacked with a bottle of water and a bottle filled with feces by two men while on a street in the southern Philippines city of Cebu.
The man, identified as “Babal” on social media, said he was attacked on March 9 while walking along the city’s Poblacion Avenue after he spotted two men who were drinking water.
“It was dark, and there were no lights on.
I was walking along, and I saw the two guys drinking water and the bottle, and they took off,” he said.
The two men continued walking for a while, but then one of them stopped and turned around, and then they started throwing water on me.
I screamed and screamed, and called the police.
“The incident happened around 2 a.m. on the street near the Baguio Public Library, a landmark in the city of 40,000.
The man said he asked a man at the back of the group, “Why are you doing this to me?”
The man said the two men, both in their 20s, then punched him and his friend in the face.”
I told them, ‘Stop, you don’t have to do this, I don’t want to see this,'” the man said.”
Then the two [men] started attacking me, and after that I started to get hit in the head,” he added.
Babel said he didn’t feel safe because the two attackers didn’t stop.”
When I was on the ground, the two were coming at me with the bottle and the water bottle.
They didn’t let go of me, they just kept hitting me.
They just hit me.
It hurt,” he told reporters.”
They were throwing water at me and they were throwing a bottle and a water bottle at me, just to hit me,” he continued.
The attackers, he said, had their hands and feet in the air when the incident happened.”
I’m so scared, I’m scared.””
They were acting like if they were going to kill me, the police would come.
I’m so scared, I’m scared.”
Babals family is trying to get medical help, and he said he’s been hospitalized for four days with a headache, a sore throat and swelling to his face and chest.
He said he hasn’t received any medical attention.
“Because the police haven’t come to me, I can’t take care of myself.
I can only go to the hospital, but I can be seen by my wife, my mother,” he explained.
The Philippine Transgender Alliance, an umbrella organization of about 400 organizations representing the transgender community in the country, called the attack on Babal “a shocking attack on a trans person in Cebucan.”
“We are deeply saddened by the incident.
This is a crime against humanity, and we will continue to press for justice and protection for transgender Filipinos,” the group said in a statement.