Jiro Manio

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Jiro Manio
Born 片倉次郎 (Katakura Jirō?)
(1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 23)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–2010
Agent Star Magic (1999-2009)

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.

Early life and education[edit]

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.

Manio attended grade school at Holy Child Parochial School in San Juan[1] (now Saint John the Baptist Catholic School) and graduated from high school in 2012 through the DepEd’s home study program at Rizal Experimental Station and Pilot School of Cottage Industries (RESPCI) in Pasig.[2] He planned to study HRM in culinary studies at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.


He starred in the digital film Tambolista (Drumbeat) under Cinema One, and in Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat with Ai-Ai de las Alas. In 2004, he won the Best Actor and Gaward Urian plus Best Child Actor at FAMAS for the movie Magnifico.[3]

He was a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic from 1999 until June 2009, when the network terminated him for unprofessional behavior.[4]

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

Personal life and substance abuse[edit]

Manio later became a drug addict and fathered two daughters named Sisha Calliope and Mishka Caxiopeia out of wedlock with his longtime partner.[2]

On May 18, 2011, the news programme TV Patrol confirmed that Manio underwent a rehab for drug addiction. He then entered a drug rehabilitation facility after realizing that he was throwing his life away.[5] 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.[6]

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 home four days before, following a supposed altercation with relatives.[7][8]

On July 1, 2015, four days after wandering around NAIA, he was finally fetched by his half brother, Anjo Santos, after Jiro's relative saw his picture that spreads in different social networking sites.[8]

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

When he was asked by reporters if he's still open for new projects in the near future, Jiro refuses to continue his work as an actor.[9]



Year TV show Character/role Network
2013 I Dare You Himself (challenger) ABS-CBN
2010 Little Star Joross GMA Network
Maynila various
Pilyang Kerubin Rodjun San Diego
2009 Tayong Dalawa Stanley King, Jr.
2008 I Am KC Gang Leader
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura Mackuy
Kung Fu Kids Young Mackuy
2007 Margarita Young Rodrigo
Love Spell presents My Soulfone
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manikang Papel Dodong
Maging Sino Ka Man Young Pong
Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Chris
2005 Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Jasper
2004 Spirits Nato
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Shammy
2002 Basta't Kasama Kita Hapon
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Oto San Himself
Da body en da guard
2000 Pangako Sa Yo Kokoy dela Marced
1999 Labs Ko Si Babe


Year Film Character/role
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Shammy
2008 Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat Shammy
2008 Manay Po 2: Overload Orwell Castello
2008 Ang Lihim ni Antonio Mike
2007 Bahay Kubo JR
2007 Tambolista Jason
2007 Green Paradise Marcial
2007 Tirador Odie
2007 Foster Child Yuri
2006 Manay Po Orwell Castello
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Shammy
2003 Anghel sa Lupa Aki
2003 Magnifico Magnifico
2001 Bagong Buwan Francis
2001 La Vida Rosa Enteng
2001 Mila Peklat
2000 Anak Jason
2000 Gimik: The Reunion Dancing Kid
1999 Pamana[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Nominated Work Result
2008 Movie Supporting Actor of the Year PMPC Star Awards for Movies Foster Child Nominated
2008 Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Gawad Urian Tambolista Nominated
2008 Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Foster Child Nominated
2004 Best Child Actor FAMAS Award Magnifico Won
2004 Best Actor Gawad Urian Award Won
2004 Best Actor FAP Awards Won
2002 Best Supporting Actor Gawad Urian Award Nominated
2002 Best Child Actor FAMAS award Mila Nominated
2001 Best Child Performer[10] Metro Manila Film Festival Bagong Buwan Won


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Who is Jiro Manio?". INQUIRER.net (INQUIRER.net). 30 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  3. ^ abs-cbnnews.com, Young actor Jiro Manio denies fathering child[dead link]
  4. ^ Noel Orsal. "ABS-CBN issues official statement on why young actor Jiro Manio has been axed". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  5. ^ http://philnews.ph/2011/05/24/jiro-manio-confined-in-rehab-for-drug-abuse/
  6. ^ Shayla, Sirri. "After journey of renewal, ‘Magnifico’ actor Jiro Manio deserves another chance". Interaksyon.com. Interaksyon.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Andrade, Jeannette (30 June 2015). "Multi-awarded actor Jiro Manio now roaming NAIA for food, clothes". INQUIRER.net (INQUIRER.net). Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c Andrade, Jeannette (2 July 2015). "'Terminal Man' Jiro Manio departs with Ai-Ai's support". INQUIRER.net (INQUIRER.net). Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Andrade, Jeannette. "Award-winning former child actor NAIA 3 ‘Terminal Man’". www.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2001". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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