Santino From ‘May Bukas Pa’ Joins Sterling Global Dragons

Vignesh Raghuram
23/Jul/2020 12:57 pm

Zaijian Jaranilla, the Filipino actor best known for playing the orphan Santino in the 2009–2010 Philippine drama television series, ‘May Bukas Pa’ (translated as "There's Still Tomorrow") has been signed by Sterling Global Dragons as a talent/personality.

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Who is Zaijian Jaranilla a.k.a Santino?

Zaijian Jaranilla is a popular Filipino actor who has acted in over 45 television series, primarily on the ABS-CBN network. He rose to fame by portraying the orphan Santino in the Philippine drama television series, ‘May Bukas Pa’. The series was the highest-rated program on Philippine television for both 2009 and 2010 according to Kantar Media Philippines. As a result, many of his fans and streaming peers call him Santino.

He recently also made the news for being a popular, skilled Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) player. At one point, Santino was amongst the top 3 Mobile Legends players in the Philippines.

He was also named as the most valuable player in a mini Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament held in Quezon City on 28th July 2019. Santino also claimed that he became interested in MLBB since he was originally a Dota player.

On Santino’s Facebook page, Z's The Day he regularly streams games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty: Warzone, Dota 2 and VALORANT.

Z's The Day Facebook StreamsImage via Z's The Day

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Sterling Global Dragons currently have a competitive roster in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The team used to have Dota 2 roster which has since disbanded.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.