Veteran broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez has passed away at the age of 71. GMA Network confirmed the news in a statement today, August 29.
“It is with profound sadness that GMA Network announces the passing of our beloved Kapuso, Mr. Miguel “Mike” C. Enriquez, who peacefully joined our Creator on August 29, 2023,” it read.
On “24 Oras,” his fellow news anchors Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, and Emil Sumangil, turned emotional as they also confirmed his passing.
“Enriquez, 71, was one of the anchors of GMA’s flagship newscast “24 Oras” and hosted the long-running public affairs program, “Imbestigador.” He also served as President of RGMA Network, Inc. and GMA Network’s Senior Vice President and Consultant for Radio Operations. He also anchored DZBB’s “Super Balita sa Umaga” and “Saksi sa Dobol B.” He joined the broadcast industry in 1969 and then became part of GMA Network in 1995, wholeheartedly serving the Filipino audience for 54 years.”
GMA Network expressed their condolences to its pillar, “The Board of Directors, management, and employees of GMA Network, Inc. deeply mourn the passing of Mr. Enriquez. His dedication to the industry will serve as an inspiration to all. We pray for the eternal repose of our beloved Kapuso.”
The veteran broadcast journalist went back on air in March 2022 for GMA’s coverage of the 2022 elections and went off-air again after three months.