Filipino-Japanese FAMAS best child actor Jiro Manio now seen at NAIA for food, water , clothes

NAIA, Pasay City -Philippines

Filipino-Japanese actor Jiro Manio

For four days Filipino-Japanese actor Jiro Manio, whose real name is Jiro Katakura, 23, has been wandering inside the NAIA terminal 3 living through the kindness of strangers, mostly employees , outbound passengers . The plight of Mr. Manio was first noticed by employees and outbound passengers walking around with dirty clothes  . His photos became viral and some concern citizens posted them in social media and twitter accounts.

Clad in a hand-me-down shirt over shorts with a towel slung over his shoulder, Manio has been roaming the terminal lobby where the strip of fast-food restaurants are located, hoping for leftovers.

NAIA terminal 3 security guard Frank Sorca, who initially recognized Manio, told reporters that he pitied the actor when he saw him wandering around the airport.

“He looked as if he hasn’t had a decent meal and his clothes were dirty,” he recalled, adding that he fed Manio, gave him clean clothes, and accessories for hygiene.

In 2004, then 12-year-old Manio won the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Award for best child actor in 2004 for his role in the movie Magnifico and won the Gawad Urian and Luna or Film Academy of the Philippines best actor awards for the same film that year.

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The actor went into rehabilitation for drug abuse in 2011, undergoing therapy for a year.  In 2015 the actor had a second round of mental rehabilitation but was not completed because of lack of money  . Last June 27, saturday , Mr. Jiro Manio said to have an heated argument with his father Mr. Andrew Manio which trigger the young actor to fled his home.

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