Mike Enriquez

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Mike Enriquez
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Gender Male
Birth name Miguel Castro Enriquez
Born September 29, 1951 (age 65)
Birth place Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines
Circumstances
Occupation Radio Anchor, TV News Anchor, TV Host
Other names "Baby Mike" (screen name as DJ)
"Mr. Saksi"
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Miguel Castro Enriquez (born September 29, 1951, in Santa Ana, Manila) is a popular TV and radio newscaster & TV Host in the Philippines. He is also the Senior Vice-President for radio of GMA Network, and president of the network's regional and radio subsidiary, RGMA Network Inc.

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Career

He started his career in broadcasting as a staff announcer at the Manila Broadcasting Company in 1969. It began when he visited a friend in that company and accidentally discovered his interest in radio. He has since worked in various positions, as a broadcast reporter, a news editor, program director, station manager, until he became manager of a medium sized radio network. He also had stints in other radio networks such as Freedom Broadcasting Radio Network and Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), where he became vice president for the company. He is the voice behind the Mellow Touch 94.7 signature and introduction.<ref>http://adobomagazine.com/index/index.php?title=mike_enriquez&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1</ref> He also became a disc jockey known as "Baby Mike". He also played a disc jockey on Andrew E.'s 1992 movie, Mahirap ang Maging Pogi (It's Not Easy Being Handsome).

He was hired by GMA Network in 1995 as newscaster in in the 1995 Elections, where he had his television break as one of the news anchors of the network's early evening newscast, Saksi; then he was transferred to the network's late-evening newscast, GMA Network News in 1998 and went back to Saksi after a few months. He left Saksi in March 2004 to host the network's new early-evening newscast together with Mel Tiangco, 24 Oras.

He also hosts an investigative show, Imbestigador, Review Philippines, a television program aired on GMA Pinoy TV and Q and a radio program on the network's flagship radio station, DZBB entitled Saksi sa Dobol B, which airs every weekday mornings.

He has been named as one of the most child-friendly personalities by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and thrice consecutively by the Anak TV Seal awards.

Personal life

Enriquez is the eldest of three children. He uses the term "destructive to a certain extent" to describe his curiosity-filled, active childhood. He had always been very active in church, and used to be as an altar boy with an ambition to be a Franciscan priest. However, his parents refused to sign a consent sheet that would allow him to stay at the seminary until he became a priest.

Instead he was enrolled at the De La Salle College, taking up AB Liberal Arts in Commerce. Enriquez finished his degree in 1973 and now teaches in Broadcast Management. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of La Salle Green Hills and act as the Treasurer and Chairman of its Finance Committee.

Mike has been married to Lizabeth "Baby" Yumping for twenty-nine years, but they have no children.

He has battled illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension.

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