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ON MEDICAL LEAVE: Mike Enriquez explains absence in GMA Network, DZBB programs

  • Mike Enriquez has had a lengthy absence on his radio and television shows in GMA Network.
  • Supporters started to inquire about his long absence. 
  • In response to this, Enriquez revealed that he is on medical leave.

Both GMA Network and Mike Enriquez released their statements regarding his absence on GMA TV and radio. He revealed that he is currently on medical leave, being treated for an illness and being prepped for an upcoming surgery.

Statement from Enriquez

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Mike issued a statement to respond to supporters inquiring about his prolonged absence from his television and radio programs. He revealed that he is currently having treatment for his kidney disease. He is also being prepared for an upcoming heart bypass operation soon.

“I am currently on medical leave. I am being treated for kidney disease and I am scheduled to undergo a heart bypass operation in mid-September. My doctors have told me that two to four weeks after my surgery, I will be able to return to my normal duties. In the meantime, it is best that I rest and avoid stress to avoid any medical emergency before my bypass. While I am not yet back on the air, I continue to perform my functions as president of RGMA Network, Inc. and as Consultant for Radio of GMA Network, Inc.”

Mike expressed his gratitude to the support and wishes for good health. He also promised to be back soon.

“I thank everyone for their expressions of support and wishes for good health, and most specially for their prayers. My doctors are good and caring and God is great! I will be back!”

Statement from GMA Network

The network issued a statement, looking forward to a healthier and stronger Mike.

“GMA Network is one with our Kapuso Mike Enriquez in facing this challenge. We fully support him and are praying for his successful surgery and quick recovery. Together with our viewers all over the world, his friends and colleagues here in GMA look forward to welcoming back a healthier and stronger Mike Enriquez soon.”


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