Rodrigo “Jiggy” Defeo Manicad Jr. a senior reporter of GMA Channel 7, was chosen as one of “The Oustanding San Pableños” for Year 2009 to be honored by the City Government this coming Thursday, May 7, 2009, during a dinner-meeting to be held at Palmera Resort and Restaurant at Barangay San Fafael to commemorate the 69th Founding Anniversary of San Pablo City.

Born in San Pablo City on November 15, 1974, Jiggy took up his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, his post graduate studies in communication at Cardiff University in Wales, England as British Chevening Scholarship Awardee, and have special training as broadcast reporter at the British Broadcasting Corporation (or The BBC) in Norwich. He completed his elementary and secondary courses in San Pablo Colleges. He now resides in Manhattan Village in Barangay San francisco Calihan.

In record time, young as he is, Jiggy Manicad have already covered stories of international relevance, for it includes insurgency and extremism in Mindanao, disaster and illegal arms trade, Middle East Conflicts, and climbers of Mount Everest. (Ruben E. Taningco)