FORMER child actor Jiro Manio was confined again to a wellness facility weeks after he was released from rehabilitation.
This was confirmed by comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas in “Chika Minute” portion of “24 Oras” aired over GMA-7 recently.
“Hindi po siya nagda-drugs. Sabi ni doktora, he’s chronically ill, and ayoko po sanang sabihin pero may sakit po si Jiro. Hindi siya stable,” Delas Alas said.
“Yung dignity naman nu’ng bata eh iwan natin sa kanya. Hindi po siya addict, meron lang po talaga siyang sakit,” she added.
It would be recalled that Delas Alas took care of Manio after he was found by airport security personnel begging for food at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Parañaque City sometime in June 2015.
On Jan. 25, 2016, Manio was released from second rehabilitation in a wellness facility. The “Magnifico” actor said that he was giving show business another try.
Earlier in February, Manio, 23, returned to his foster father.
Delas Alas, 51, and Manio played mother and son in the blockbuster “Tanging Ina’ film series.