News Frontliner Jiggy Manicad Joins TV5

In a groundbreaking move set to further fortify the primetime newscast of TV5, Frontline Pilipinas, international award-winning journalist  and news frontliner Jiggy Manicad joins its distinguished roster of anchors  starting January 2024. With a storied career spanning more than two decades in journalism, Jiggy’s official contract signing with TV5 on December 7 marks a new chapter in his public service  and commitment to always deliver incisive news coverage

Known for his dedication to truth-seeking and compelling storytelling, Jiggy brings his wealth of experience to NEWS5 as he joins Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Cheryl Cosim, Julius Babao, Ed Lingao, Lourd De Veyra, Kaladkaren, and Mikee Reyes as one of the main anchors of Frontline Pilipinas. From hard-hitting news to human-interest stories, his fearless reporting and frontline presence have earned him the respect and admiration of Filipino audiences.

“With the remarkable growth achieved by Frontline Pilipinas as a preferred choice of more Filipinos for accurate and timely news, bringing Jiggy onboard will not just add depth and experience to our primetime newscast, but it will more importantly bolster our capacity to provide the best kind of public service that our Kapatid viewers deserve,” expressed TV5 President and CEO Guido R. Zaballero.

From his early days as a field reporter to his distinguished role as an anchor and correspondent, Jiggy has come to represent many Filipinos, giving a voice to the voiceless. As a public servant, he continues to inspire the youth and keep the spirit of journalism alive.

Jiggy is an exemplar of earnest, do-all-possible, get-to-the-bottom everyday reporting that broadcast journalists should follow. News5 can only get stronger with Jiggy in the team. He will up our game a couple of notches,” shared TV5’s Head of News and Information, Luchi Cruz-Valdes

Get updated with the latest news on Frontline Pilipinas, Monday to Friday at 6:30PM only on TV5. For more information and updates, visit TV5’s website on or follow the network’s official social media pages.

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