Senator Sabido was born in Polangui, Albay on October 19, 1894 to Don Juan D. Sabido and Doña Maximina Ribaya.
He attended his elementary and high school studies at the Seminario Colegio de Nueva. He graduated from the Seminary College of Naga with the degree of Bachelor of Laws and Philosophy degree in 1916 and was made honorary member of Real Academia Española, Spain in 1927.
Senator Sabido was elected Representative from the third district of Albay to the Philippine Legislature (National Assembly) continuously in 1922 for a period of 16 years. He was also Chairman of the important Committees on Public Works, on Revision of Laws and on MineS. During his term in the Philippine Legislature, Senator Sabido was prevailed upon by the late President Quezon to serve in the Executive Department of the Government as Chairman and General Manager of the National Abaca and other Fibers Corporation (NAFCO) and later on as Executive Affairs in the Cabinet of the late President Jose P. Laurel, Sr.
In 1953 President Ramon Magsaysay appointed Senator Sabido as Ambassador to Spain and the Vatican. He had to relinquished his diplomatic post in 1955 when he was drafted by the Nationalista Party to become one of its candidates for Senator and won said election. As a Senator, he is the chairman of the Committee on Banks, Corporations and Franchise, Committee on Health of the Senate, a member of the Commission on Appointments. His brilliant work in the Senate has merited the recognition of the press and noted one of the Outstanding Senators of the Year consistently for five years from 1956 to 1961.
He was married to Gloria Madrid with whom he had two daughters.