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Zaijan Jaranilla

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Zaijian Jaranilla (born August 23, 2001), commonly known as "Santino" due to his role in the top-rating teleserye, May Bukas Pa, is a Filipino child actor and television personality. He was discovered by a talent manager at the age of 5, and started out as a commercial model for such products as McDonald's, Lactum and Tide. He auditioned for Philippine entertainment network ABS-CBN, and was cast in the network's outfit, Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony, as the young Tony. Zaijian was also a part of the network's children's gag show, Goin' Bulilit. He is currently under contract with ABS-CBN. Within the Jaranilla family, Zaijian is the eldest of three. His first few years were spent in poverty, and his parents separated when he was just 5 years of age. Currently, he lives with his father, Zenon, his grandmother, and his two younger siblings, Zildjan and Zymec. Zaijian's name is taken from the pinyin Romanization of Chinese Mandarin "再見", and means "Goodbye." The word, when pronounced properly, is supposed to sound like "Dzai Jyen," and it literally comes from the two words: "再" (Again), and "見" (To see). In Mandarin, "再見" literally means "See you again." As aforementioned, he played the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
2001-08-23
Place of birth
Manila

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