Google map of Dumingag municipality, Zamboanga del Sur.

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have arrested another New People’s Army (NPA) rebel in manhunt operations in Zamboanga del Sur, according to a top police official on Friday.

Brig. Gen. Neil Alinsañgan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) director, said suspect Cesar Daano Mariano was arrested around Thursday morning in Barangay Dilud in Dumingag town, Zamboanga del Sur province.

Alinsañgan said Mariano, 36, has a standing warrant for murder with no recommended bail way back in 2008.

Mariano belongs to the Baking Squad 1 of the Sectoral Command Kara of the NPA’s Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC), the police official said.

Mariano was the third NPA rebel that authorities arrested during the week in the region.

The first two were Dexter Buenaza, 26; and Redo Andata, 26, both members of the NPA Guerrilla Front Big Beautiful Country, WMRPC.

Buenaza and Andata were arrested by police and military operatives last Jan. 30 in Purok 3, Barangay Saad, also in Dumingag.

Both of them have standing warrants of arrest for murder with no recommended bail issued in 2018 by a court in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. (PNA)