Mike Enriquez Dies, Journalists Mourn Veteran News Presenter

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Veteran news presenter Mike Enriquez. ARCHIVE

Veteran TV and radio news presenter Mike Enriquez died on Tuesday (August 29). He was 71.

Enriquez is survived by his wife Lizabeth “Baby” Yumping. The couple did not have any children.

News of Enriquez’ death was announced by “24 Oras” reporters Mel Tiangco, whose voice broke as she read GMA network’s statement on Enriquez’s passing.

Tiangco, along with presenters Vicky Morales, and Emil Sumangil, all wore black and dark-colored outfits to pay their respects for Enriquez.

Earlier on Tuesday, reporter Arnold Clavio made an indirect announcement about Enriquez’ death when he posted a blacked out image with a candle on his Instagram account. Thousands of Filipinos also took to social media to post tributes to Enriquez. “Thank you for your public service, may you rest in peace,” a Twitter user posted, echoing similar sentiments from netizens.

Enriquez, who has worked in GMA network since 1995, is best known for hosting news programs “Saksi,” “24 Oras,” “Super Radyo DZBB,” and “Imbestigador.” He is known for his iconic voice, blurting out statements like, “Hindi ko kayo tatantanan!”

The veteran journalist reportedly underwent a kidney transplant in 2021. ICA/Expat Media

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