Jiggy Manicad is a Filipino broadcaster and politician who is running for senator in the May 13, 2019 election. Though he filed his candidacy as an independent, he is being endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Complete Name –> Rodrigo Defeo Manicad Jr.
Nickname –> Jiggy
Birthdate –> November 15, 1974 (age 44)
Birthplace –> Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Father –> Rodrigo Manicad Sr.
Mother –> Lusviminda Defeo
Family Background and Childhood
Elementary – San Pablo Colleges
High School – San Pablo Colleges
College – University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna Province
Course – Communication Arts
Graduate School – Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom (British Chevening Scholar)
Course – International Broadcast Journalism
* Reporter, GMA Network
* Writer, Magandang Gabi, Bayan of ABS-CBN
* Assistant Editor, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Achievements and Awards
2012 – Ten Outstanding Young Men for journalism
* Anti-Political Dynasty
* Reintegration Pogram for Returning OFWs
* Nationalism as expressed by singing the national Anthem everyday
Scandals and Controversies