GMA News pillar and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez renewed ties with GMA Network at a contract signing with the media conglomerate’s top exectuvies.
Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon, President and COO Gilberto Duavit, Jr., EVP and CFO Felipe Yalong, and SVP for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores.
Enriquez, who has been with GMA since 1995, affirmed his long-standing commitment to the network, when he said, “Higit sa lahat, ito ay nagpapakita ng pagtitiwala ng pamunuan ng network. Ito naman ay hamon din na huwag basagin ang tiwala nila na maging totoo sa ating sinasabi na magbalita ng walang kinikilingan at walang pinoprotektahan.”
Enriquez co-anchors GMA’s flagship newscast, 24 Oras, and hosts the investigative public affairs program Imbestigador. He can also be heard on Super Radyo DZBB’s Saksi sa Dobol B and its ongoing election special Ikaw na Ba? The Presidential and Vice Presidential Interviews.
For their part, GMA top management praised the veteran broadcaster for his journalistic expertise and continued loyalty to the Network.
“Hindi pa ako pumapasok dito [sa GMA], institusyon na si Mike sa news,” said Gozon. “Sa madaling salita, talagang si Mike ang embodiment ng news natin dito. Sa loyalty hindi matatawaran si Mike.”
Duavit, meanwhile related, “Nariyan yung pagtitiwala sa isa’t isa. Nariyan ‘yung pagtanaw ng pinagsamahan at pagnanais na pahabain pa ito lalo. Nagpapasalamat kami kay Mike at patuloy ang kanyang pagtitiwala.”
This year, Enriquez added another feather to his cap after receiving the Adamson Media Award 2016. The award was given in recognition of his role as a voice for the poor and the marginalized through his various programs on television and radio.
Together with his 24 Oras co-anchors Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales, Enriquez was also among the awardees at the Gawad Bagani 2016 Gawad Para sa Makabagong Mandirigma sa Larangan ng Telebisyon by the University of the East. The award-giving body recognizes the “warriors” in mainstream media or those who fight against social injustice rooted in poverty.
Enriquez concurrently serves as GMA Network Consultant for Radio Operations.