Detained Red leader 'Ka Joker' dies

Lorilly Charmane Awitan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2019 12:57 PM

This undated photo shows alleged NPA leader Ricardo Manili.

BUTUAN - Ricardo Manili alias Ka Joker, a detained leader of the communist guerilla force, died due to a heart attack Tuesday night. 

Manili, 64, allegedly headed the New People's Army's Caraga command and was the region's fourth most wanted criminal before he was arrested at an Agusan Del Sur checkpoint in 2016. 

The rebel leader was detained at the Agusan del Norte provincial jail before he was hospitalized last Jan. 12. 

Manili, who faced murder and arson charges, had a bounty of P4.9 million on his head when he was captured.