Son finds mining activist ma dead after she went missing

Dec. 17, 2017

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A missing woman was found dead in a funeral parlor in Nabunturan town, Compostela Valley Province two days after she was reported missing by her son.

Human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao said Jeanni Rose Porras, a member of the Compostela Farmers Association (CFA), was found dead by her son in a funeral parlor on December 15.

“Jeanni’s son narrated that on December 14, his mother went out to talk to someone. He started worrying when after a day, Jeanni has still not returned home,” Karapatan said in a Facebook post Sunday, December 17, adding that the son has decided to report the incident to the police.

“He tried calling through her mobile phone but it was out of reach,” the group added.

“It was only this morning that they discovered her body at the funeral parlor,” it added.

Davao Today tried to get a copy of the police report from the Police Regional Office 11, but there was no report available as of press time.

Meanwhile, Karapatan said Porras was a staunch anti-mining activist and a peasant organizer in the area.

“Her organization has long been the target of killings, illegal arrests, and harassment due to their anti-militarization, anti-mining, and agrarian reform campaigns,” the group said.(

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