Jiggy Manicad Biography

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.

Personal Information
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

Educational Attainment
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

Work Experiences
* 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

Advocacy
* Federalism
* Anti-Political Dynasty
* Reintegration Pogram for Returning OFWs
* Nationalism as expressed by singing the national Anthem everyday

Scandals and Controversies
No information

See also: Other candidates for Senator in the May 13, 2019 Philippine Election

See also: Top Government Officials under President Duterte

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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