PNP files assault cases against Chinese national over taho-throwing incident

Jiale Zhang, the Chinese national who threw a cup of taho at a cop, under the custody of the Mandaluyong City Police Community Precinct 5 (Photo by Mandaluyong Police Information Office)

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has already filed assault cases against Jiale Zhang, a Chinese national who threw a cup of taho at a cop on Saturday, February 9.

In a statement on Sunday, Feb. 10, NCRPO chief PDir Guillermo Eleazar  is considering Jiale Zhang, a 23-year old Chinese student, as an ‘undesirable alien’ which can be used as a basis by the Department of Immigration for her deportation.

READ: NCRPO wants Chinese national considered as ‘undesirable alien’ for taho-throwing incident

Meanwhile, the Metro Manila Eastern Police District (EPD) announced late Sunday night that the charges filed against Zhang are Direct Assault, Disobedience to Agent of Person in Authority and Unjust Vexation which has been confirmed by the Inquest Prosecutor ACP Herbert Abugan.

With the assault charges against her, Zhang will be facing the risk of imprisonment between four months and four years after she threw a plastic cup of taho at a policeman who stopped her at a train station to explain the ‘liquid ban’ on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Zhang is a freshman Bachelor of Fashion student at the School of Fashion and Arts (SoFA) Design Institute in Makati. Aside from the criminal complaints, Metro Manila cops are asking aid from the Bureau of Immigration to have Zhang deported.


  1. Para sa akin, merong karapatan ang SoFA na magpataw ng “community service” etc, tutal estudyante o empleyado naman nila ang “nagdamay” sa kanilang sa usaping ito.

  2. Cecille Ramos

    On a medical researcher perspective, it could be soy anaphylaxis (taho allergy) that caused a hypertensive outburst. Good luck!

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