Chicago's Filipino Community On Duterte's Police State

An eyewitness gestures during a senate investigation on the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, a 17-year-old student who was killed in an alleged drug crackdown, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Philippine Senate in Manila, Philippines.
An eyewitness gestures during a senate investigation on the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, a 17-year-old student who was killed in an alleged drug crackdown, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Philippine Senate in Manila, Philippines. AP Photo/Aaron Favila
An eyewitness gestures during a senate investigation on the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, a 17-year-old student who was killed in an alleged drug crackdown, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Philippine Senate in Manila, Philippines.
An eyewitness gestures during a senate investigation on the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, a 17-year-old student who was killed in an alleged drug crackdown, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Philippine Senate in Manila, Philippines. AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Chicago's Filipino Community On Duterte's Police State

A group of Filipino-Americans have formed the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance-Chicago (FAHRA-Chicago). It’s a collective response to thousands of extrajudicial killings connected with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Worldview talks with founding members, Jerry Clarito and Juanita Salvador-Burris. 

FAHRA-Chicago will host a forum and memorial in honor of whom they describe as “the victims of [ Duterte’s] martial law” on Thursday, September 21st. 2017 at the offices of the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment at 4300 N. California Ave. in Chicago.