Former child actor Jiro Manio became a controversial figure in the past after he attempted to return to showbiz with the help of actress Ai-Ai delas Alas.
It can be recalled that Jiro went viral in 2015 after Ai-Ai tried to help her recover from his vices and put him under a rehabilitation program.
However, after several attempts at rehabilitation, Jiro still committed several controversial acts that made Ai-Ai end her communication with the former child star.
In 2020, Jiro returned to the headlines after being put under the authorities’ custody after being involved in a scuffle.
After three years, journalist Julius Babao tried to check the condition of Jiro, who seemed to be successfully rehabilitated.
Jiro was now currently working as a co-facilitator in the rehabilitation center, where he stayed for months.
He also toured Julius around the rehabilitation center, where he once became one of its patients.
Before the interview ended, Jiro vowed not to return from his vices anymore.
“Hindi na po ako babalik sa bisyo ko, ‘yun ang pinapangako ko,” he said.
He didn’t disclose if he was still planning to return to showbiz.
He rose to fame after becoming part of Magnifico in 2003 and winning the Best Child Actor award at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS).