GMA News pillar and multi-awarded news anchor and radio host Mike Enriquez marks his 25th year as a loyal Kapuso by renewing his contract with GMA Network on Thursday, February 6.
Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, and Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores. Also in attendance were Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
A certified Kapuso through and through, Enriquez, who also serves as RGMA President, has been with the leading broadcast company since 1995. He only has kind words to say about the Network that has been his home for more than two decades.
“Lubos tayong nagpapasalamat sa GMA at syempre sa top management dahil sa patuloy nilang pagtitiwala sa loob ng dalawampu’t limang taon at higit pa. Kaya sa mga susunod pang taon, asahan ninyong patuloy pa rin tayong maghahatid ng Serbisyong Totoo at mas paghuhusayan pa natin para sa ating mga Kapuso,” said Enriquez.
At present, Enriquez co-anchors GMA’s flagship primetime news program 24 Oras and hosts the investigative public affairs program Imbestigador. He is also seen daily on GMA News TV’s Dobol B Sa News TV. On radio, he banners Super Radyo DZBB’s Saksi sa Dobol B and Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide.
GMA Network, through its top management, expressed its gratitude and appreciation to Enriquez’ continued loyalty to his home network and his work, citing his unparalleled competence throughout the years.
“Si Mike Enriquez ay talagang matagal na dito sa GMA. In fact, ang loyalty niya at ang loyalty ng GMA sa kanya are unquestionable. Hindi lamang iyon, Mike is already an institution at siya ay isa sa mga pinakadisenteng journalist at anchor na nakilala ko dito sa broadcasting [industry],” Atty. Gozon shared.
Likewise, Duavit emphasized Enriquez’ contribution to the Network. “We do not see life without Mike and we are grateful and happy that he sees it the same way. Kaya’t pagkakataon din ito na pasalamatan siya sa patuloy na pagtitiwala, patuloy na pakikiisa, at patuloy pang pagpapatibay ng ating samahan,” he mentioned.
Aside from his unrivaled expertise in news reporting and “Serbisyong Totoo”, Enriquez is known for his honest and straightforward commentaries on various socio-political issues. He is the first Filipino to win the Best Newscaster Award in the Asian Television Awards. He has also been recognized as a “Media Icon” at the first-ever Media Icon Awards organized by the Media Specialists Association of the Philippines (MSAP) held last November 5. The award recognized Enriquez’ invaluable contribution to Philippine media that paved the way for more Filipinos to appreciate news.
At the same time, he is also a recipient of the Media Icon Award during the Gawad Filipino Awards 2019 by EUROTV Philippines. Last January 27, he was also named as the Most Outstanding Male News Anchor at the 3rd Gawad Lasallianeta organized by the De La Salle Araneta University. (30)