Jiro Manio undergoes mixed martial arts training after rehab stint

Fresh from his stint in rehab, Jiro Manio undergoes mixed martial arts training for I Dare You Season 2.



PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN, published as is:

Fresh from his stint in rehab, actor Jiro Manio looked to get his life back on track by accepting the challenge of ABS-CBN’s realiserye I Dare You that compelled him to undergo mixed martial arts training.

Jiro’s career came to a crashing halt when he became a father at only 15 years old and later became addicted to drugs.

The episode to be aired on Saturday (November 16) shows Jiro going through strenuous training sessions and living with Tough Guys, a group of young boys, who, like Jiro, were trying to recover from their missteps.

Even though Jiro gave the unyielding determination that was demanded of them, he was caught smoking and were late in some of his training sessions.

The one-month challenge culminated in a real-life MMA fight that would get him college scholarships for his two children and new equipment for Tough Guys.

How did Jiro fare in the match? Was he able to prove he was ready to start anew with his life?

Join John Prats, Deniesse Aguilar, Robi Domingo, and Melai Cantiveros as they showcase Filipinos who brave through life’s challenges in ABS-CBN’s realiserye I Dare You Season 2, Saturday night (November 16) after Maalaala Mo Kaya.



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