Did you know that Filipino film Magnifico garnered many awards and recognition at the FAMAS, Gawad Urian and Golden Screen? The film is one of the widely recognized works of the late Maryo delos Reyes who directed it. The movie premiered back in 2003, where Jiro Manio and Isabella de Leon were cast as one of the main characters.
Ever wonder how Manio and de Leon are doing since? Recently, the two were together as uploaded by the actress on her Facebook account.
De Leon is now 23 years old.
The post’s rough translation:
Thank you so much for carrying me 11 years ago, Kuya Jiro! But don’t worry, it’s our turn to lift you up today. Life was never easy, but remember that it is not measured through one’s failures, but how one gets up from these trials. Direk Maryo wasn’t able to see us together during our reunion, but I’m sure he’s smiling from heaven with your comeback! The loving industry is waiting for you!
Manio, now 25 years old, was a young, multi-awarded actor of his generation. He has been out of showbiz for a couple of years already. According to ABS-CBN News, he went out of the rehabilitation center last June 2017.
Director Maryo delos Reyes passed away last month. (See also: Director Maryo J. Delos Reyes Passes Away)
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