Sorsoganons seek justice for slain teacher Fortes

Sorsoganons are crying for justice following the alleged rape-slay of a teacher in Bulusan town.

The victim, 22-year-old Roda Devera Fortes, was found dead at Sitio Capricohan in Bulusan last Monday, reports reaching BICOL STANDARD said.

Roda Devera Fortes
Fondly called "Odang" by colleagues, Fortes used to teach at Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Barcelona.

Investigation


Mark Kevin Arroco of Bombo Radyo reported that Fortes was last spotted heading to school last Saturday.

The initial investigation reveals that the suspect in the killing is Benie Samaupan, 31 years old, of Purok 7, Barangay Inang, Pilar West District, according to a report by Busina Bicol News Express.

The suspect, as of press time, is still at large.

Members of PNP Bulusan and the Philippine Army's Alpha Company have joined forces to expedite the resolution of the case.

Grief


This morning, a mass for the victim was held at Sorsogon State College, Busina reported.

Friends and family members of Fortes attended the mass, weeping as they gave eulogies for the young teacher.

Also in attendance were members of groups such as  SSCFO-SCI, Teacher's Dignity Coalition, Ating Guro Sorsogon Chapter and SSC, the same source indicated.

Posters seeking justice for the victim were prominently displayed at the mass venue.

Supporters have also taken to social media to express their grief and desire for jusice.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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