Former child star Jiro Manio arrested in Marikina

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Photo from Marikina City Police Station

Former child star Jiro Manio was arrested by authorities in Marikina City on Friday night, according to a report on Dobol B sa News TV on Saturday.

Manio was taken authorities on Friday night after a concerned citizen alerted them, the Marikina City Police Department reported.

Initial police investigation showed a man identified as Zeus Doctolero was walking when Manio came from the opposite direction.

Manio allegedly attacked Doctolero and a fight ensued.

He allegedly took an unidentified weapon and stabbed the victim.

However, Manio said the victim started it and first hit him with a helmet.

According to a report on the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

In a text message to, Marikina Police chief Col. Restituto Arcangel said that Manio is currently detained and will face charges of frustrated homicide.

In 2015, the former child actor was seen loitering at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Manio won acting awards for his role in the movie Magnifico in 2003.

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