Showbiz colleagues await Jiro’s return

Showbiz colleagues await Jiro’s return

Now that Jiro Manio is halfway through his drug rehabilitation program, his mentor movie director Maryo J. delos Reyes thinks that the young actor will be able to bounce back into show business despite the setback.

The award-winning actor is expected to be released from a rehabilitation facility in Antipolo in six months time, where he has been undergoing treatment for drug addiction problem since last March.

De los Reyes has asked the public to give Manio a second chance so that he can turn a new leaf and rebuild his career. The acclaimed director also believed that the public will be seeing a new Jiro Manio in year 2012.

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas who worked with Manio in the comedy film series, “Ang Tanging Ina.” has also offered to help him return to the limelight once he gets out of the facility.

Before going into rehab, his father Andrew related that his son requested him to take care of his non-showbiz girlfriend and their three-year old daughter.
Manio won 2 awards, Gawad Urian best actor and Famas best child actor, in 2009 for the movie “Magnifico.”

He was also a part of the 2009 ABS-CBN primetime television series “Tayong Dalawa.” However he was pulled out from the show and dropped out of Star Magic’s roster of talents due to unprofessional and irresponsible behavior.