Jiro Manio sells Gawad Urian trophy for P75,000

Jiro Manio sells his Gawad Urian trophy for P75,000

/ 12:32 PM January 04, 2024

Jiro Manio

Jiro Manio and his Gawad Urian award. Image: screengrab from YouTube/Boss Toyo Production

Jiro Manio reached out to social media personality Boss Toyo, to whom he was able to sell his Gawad Urian best actor trophy for P75,000.

The former child star went to the shop of Boss Toyo, whose real name is Jayson Luzadas and who collects items of local artists and documents it through the YouTube series “Pinoy Pawnstars,” as seen in a vlog on Tuesday, Jan. 2.


“Dala ko ‘yung napalanunan kong award noon,” Manio said while unboxing his Gawad Urian trophy which he bagged for his performance in the 2003 film “Magnifico.” (I brought the award I won years ago.)


“Ang plano ko talaga nung napanood kita—sabi ng utol ko [ay] magtatayo ka raw ng museum,” Manio told Luzadas. “Naisip ko, sana mapabilang ako do’n [bilang] dating artista na nakatanggap ng mga award.”

(My plan was—my brother told me that you would build a museum. I thought to myself, “I wish I could be a part of that as one of the artists who received several awards before.”)

Luzadas then stressed that he still looks up to Manio and that his admiration for the award-winning actor still remains despite the latter’s inactive showbiz career.

When asked if he still wants to return to show business, Manio said he prefers to stick to his job as a volunteer in a treatment and rehabilitation center at the moment.

Manio initially priced his trophy at P500,000, but admitted he had no idea how to determine the asking price. Luzadas and his wife then offered to buy the item at P50,000, but Manio haggled at P100,000. The two parties then agreed at P75,000.

“Happy po ako na tinanggap ni Boss Toyo ‘yung [award] ko na pinapatago ko sa kanya para sana mailagay niya sa museum,” the former actor said. (I’m happy that Boss Toyo accepted my award to be part of his museum.)


Aside from the Gawad Urian best actor award, Manio’s “Magnifico” performance also won the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Award for best child actor, and Luna or Film Academy of the Philippines best actor award in 2004.

Manio was admitted to a drug rehabilitation center in 2011 and stayed there until 2017. The former child star was then arrested in 2020 for allegedly stabbing a man. Two years after the incident, Manio returned to the rehabilitation center to be a co-facilitator.

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