June 30, 2015 Jiro starred in the headlines when he was spotted wandering around NAIA Terminal 3, scavenging for food. He allegedly ran away from his home in Cainta Rizal four days prior, after a quarrel with relatives.
Through the help of social media, his half-brother and relatives finally located him and brought him to a rehabilitation facility. Heart Evangelista, Gina Pareño and Lorna Tolentino are among the stars, who have given financial support to the struggling actor while he is in a rehabilitation center.
A lot of celebrities, including comedienne AiAi Delas Alas, have been expending their efforts to help the troubled young actor.