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Jiro Manio

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Occupation  Actor
Role  Actor
Name  Jiro Manio

Agent  Star Magic (1999-2009)
Years active  1999–2010
Siblings  Anjo Santos
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Full Name  片倉次郎 (Katakura Jiro)
Born  May 9, 1992 (age 28) (1992-05-09)
Children  Sisha Calliope Katakura, Mishka Caxiopeia Katakura
Parents  Joylene Santos, Yusuke Katakura
Awards  FAMAS Award for Best Child Actor
Movies and TV shows  Magnifico, The Child, Antonio's Secret, Tayong Dalawa, Tanging Ina
Similar People  Ai‑Ai delas Alas, Serena Dalrymple, Joshua Dionisio, Isabella de Leon, Marvin Agustin

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Jiro Manio (born Jirō Katakura (片倉次郎, Katakura Jirō, 9 May 1992) is a former Filipino actor. He started acting at the age of seven in the film Pamana in 1999.


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Early life and education

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Manio was born to a Japanese father Yusuke Katakura (片倉 裕介) and Filipina mother Joylene Santos (died August 2007). He was raised by his grandfather and had a younger brother named Anjo Santos.

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Manio attended grade school at Holy Child Parochial School in San Juan, Metro Manila (now Saint John the Baptist Catholic School) and graduated from high school in 2012 through the Philippines Department of Education's (DepEd) home study program at Rizal Experimental Station and Pilot School of Cottage Industries (RESPCI) in Pasig. He planned to study human resource management (HRM) in culinary studies at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the Malate district of Manilla.


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He starred in the digital film Tambolista (Drumbeat) for Cinema One network, and in Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat (The Only Mother to You All) with Ai-Ai de las Alas. In 2004, he won the Best Actor and Gaward Urian plus Best Child Actor award at Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) for the movie Magnifico.

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He was a member of ABS-CBN TV network's elite circle of homegrown talent, trained in its Star Magic programme, from 1999 until June 2009 when the network terminated him for unprofessional behavior.

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In 2010, he transferred to GMA 7 and appeared on that network's show Pilyang Kerubin (Diva), top billed by Barbie Forteza.

Personal life and substance abuse

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Manio later became a drug addict and fathered two daughters named Sisha Calliope and Mishka Caxiopeia out of wedlock with his longtime partner.

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On May 18, 2011, the news programme TV Patrol confirmed that Manio underwent rehabilitation treatment for drug addiction. He then entered a drug rehabilitation facility after realizing that he was throwing his life away. With the encouragement of his father, Andrew, and his manager, Magnifico director Maryo J. delos Reyes, he committed himself to the Home Care rehabilitation center, where he underwent therapy for almost a year. After the initial phase of his rehabilitation, Home Care allowed him to finish his senior year of high school.

On June 30, 2015, Manio was spotted wandering around Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. Manio, who was scavenging for food and living off the kindness of airport staff, had apparently run away and gone missing from his Cainta four days before, following a supposed altercation with relatives.

On July 1, 2015, four days after wandering around NAIA, he was finally brought home by his half brother, Anjo Santos, after Jiro's relative saw his picture that appeared on different social networking sites.

Comedian Ai-Ai delas Alas and other artists offered Jiro their help to get his life back on the right track, but he refused it.

When he was asked by reporters if he is still open to new projects in the near future, Jiro refuses to continue his work as an actor.

On January 2016, Manio was released from a rehabilitation center after months of treatment but returned to in February due to his chronic health condition.


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