Manicad Jr., Rodrigo “Jiggy” Defeo (IND)

Manicad Jr., Rodrigo “Jiggy” Defeo (IND)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 44 (November 15, 1974)

Place of Residence: N/A

Political Party: Independent

Terms in office: 0

Incumbent: No

 

EDUCATION

Primary/Elementary: San Pablo Colleges

Secondary: San Pablo Colleges

Tertiary: University of the Philippines Los Baños (BA Communication Arts)

Graduate Studies: Cardiff University (International Broadcast Journalism Course)

 

AFFILIATIONS

- British Alumni Association

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Federalism - pro

Anti-political dynasty bill - pro

Charter change - pro

Lowering the age of criminal responsibility (to thirteen years old) - pro

Death penalty - pro

Legalization of medical marijuana - anti

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

Reintegration program for returning OFWs.

Promotion of nationalism through: (1) A “culture hour” of television; and (2) mandatory singing of the national anthem everyday.

Implementation of a “buffer fund” to reduce the impact of oil price hikes, similar to President Fidel V. Ramos’ oil deregulation law.

 

SOURCES

Official Facebook page of Jiggy Manicad (@JiggyManicad)

Anvil Publishing. (n.d.) Jiggy Manicad. Retrieved from

https://www.anvilpublishing.com/authors/jiggy-manicad/

MSN News. (2019, February 1). Manicad on national issues. Retrieved from https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/photos/manicad-on-national-issues/vp-BBT1Lv0

Panti, L. T. & Bajo, A. F. (2018, October 17). Ex-GMA reporter Jiggy Manicad begins Senate bid.

GMA News Online. Retrieved from https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/671506/ex-gma-reporter-jiggy-manicad-begins-senate-bid/story/

Ranada, P. (2018, October 17). Jiggy Manicad vows to bring reporter’s knowledge of issues to Senate. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2019/214485-reporter-jiggy-manicad-running-senator

University of the Philippines Los Baños (2015, August 19). Jiggy Manicad to new UPLB freshmen: stay focused and think positive. Retrieved from https://legacy.uplb.edu.ph/component/k2/363-jiggy-manicad-to-new-uplb-freshmen-stay-focused-and-think-positive

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