MANILA – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday turned over actor Jiro Manio to his relatives after staying at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 for the past four days.
NAIA Terminal 3 manager Octovio "Bing" Lina confirmed to ABS-CBN that the former child actor was convinced to return to his family.
Lina said he provided Manio with clothes and was allowed to use the terminal's bathroom facilities. Manio was also provided meals by airport personnel.
"All of us have a moral obligation to help any person in distress and Jiro is such a young and wonderful boy that he deserved a second chance," Lina said.
According to Lina, Manio underwent a medical check up by Dr. Yolanda Miranda, who initially prescribed antibiotics for the abrasions on his leg. He was given the clean bill of health for release to his family.
A homeless Manio, 23 was found on Tuesday roaming and begging for food at Terminal 3, where had been staying for four days at the airport's departure area.
He was taken into custody by airport police after photos of him going around the terminal circulated online.
Manio, who underwent rehabilitation for drug abuse twice in the last four years, appeared to be disoriented and initially declined interviews.
Manio's foster father, Andrew Manio, earlier admitted to ABS-CBN News that the actor left their home after they had an altercation over the weekend.