Jiro Manio shared the reason why he decided to sell the Best Actor trophy award he got in the 27th Gawad Urian 2004.
It can be recalled that Jiro won the said award due to his performance in the movie ‘Magnifico.’
Jiro was known for the said award, that’s why many netizens were surprised when he decided to sell the trophy on Jayson Luzadas’ online show Pinoy Pawnstars for only P75,000.
In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Jiro said that he was very happy that Jayson bought his trophy, saying that he used it to celebrate the Holidays with his family.
“Yung PHP75,000 po from Pinoy Pawnstars ay ginamit ko pong panggastos namin ng family ko noong Christmas and New Year,” he said.
According to him, he didn’t mind selling the said trophy because he trusted Jayson.
“Hindi naman po ako nahirapan dahil as part of my belongings, ipinagkatiwala ko naman po yon kay Boss Toyo at lahat naman po ay naging sigurado,” he stated.
The former actor also said that he had no choice but to sell the trophy due to his financial standing.
“Siguro dala na rin ng hirap sa buhay, siguro maiintindihan ako ng mga tao na kailangan ko rin, may pangangailangan din ako,” he stated.
Jiro also refused to return to show business for now.
“Hindi na po muna siguro sa acting. Hahanap po muna ako ng trabaho na mas magiging komportable para sa akin. Iba naman po siguro,” he stated.
“As of now, I am happy with my family. Tumutulong po ako sa kanila at nakaka-recover ako from the past, and I’m still praying for my full recovery,” he added.
Jiro’s decision to sell the award to celebrate Christmas and New Year didn’t impress some netizens, saying that it was better for him to use the money in other means instead of splurging it.