Jiggy Manicad is a Filipino broadcaster and politician. In 2019, he ran for senator as an independent candidate but he lost although he was endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Complete Name –> Rodrigo Defeo Manicad Jr.
Nickname –> Jiggy
Birthdate –> November 15, 1974 (age 46)
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