Vote for a Kailiyan

Let’s help an Ifugao kailiyan, Aislynn Lanag Liao, who made it to the final round in a design competition. Her design, pictured above, is competing against 19 others. Please vote for her design here. You will be asked to type in some personal info (name, email, etc.) — I think to deter double voting — but that should not discourage you from voting for a talented kailiyan.

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Quote of the Day

From Goveliva Dulnuan, mother of murder victim Jocelyn Dulnuan:

“We are pleased that the people (alleged) to be responsible for Jocelyn’s murder are behind bars.”

“We are grateful for the dedication and hard work of the Peel Regional Police and for the support of the community in the GTA and friends around the world.”

“Jocelyn is in my thoughts every day and will be for a long time to come. My family and I look forward to a fair and speedy trial that will close a sad chapter in our lives and allow us to move on.”

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Second Man Charged in Dulnuan Murder

From the Globe and Mail:
A second man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a housekeeper at a Mississauga mansion in October. Peel police laid murder charges on Tuesday against a labourer who was doing construction work at the sprawling home where the housekeeper was killed.

Fabian Loayza-Penaloza, a 35-year-old Canadian citizen who came to Canada from Ecuador in 1994, was arrested by Peel Regional Police and appeared briefly at a Brampton courthouse yesterday.

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Photo of the Day

Christian Figueroa, suspect in the murder of Jocelyn Dulnuan. Photo courtesy of

The accused is a general labourer “with a history of committing break-and-enters,” said Peel Homicide Insp. Norm English.

Police believe Dulnuan, 27, was killed as she tried to prevent a robbery inside the luxury home on Doulton Place, just off Mississauga Rd. and north of the QEW.

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Dulnuan Update: Suspect Arrested

Thanks to Imie for tipping us of on this latest development.

From the Toronto Sun:
Peel Regional Police took a Toronto man into custody last night and charged him with first-degree murder in the Mississauga mansion slaying of a housekeeper, the Sun has learned.

Details were scarce but police acknowledged they will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. today to outline the case against Christian Figueroa, 35, whose arrest came after an extensive 11-week investigation that has seen up to 24 detectives working around the clock.

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