When it rains, it pours.
GMA senior anchor Mike Enriquez received two awards just days apart last month.
He was recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Manilans during the 445th founding anniversary of the city of Manila where the awards were given as part of the celebration of this year’s Araw Ng Maynila.
It was in recognition of men and women whose exemplary achievements in their profession contributed to the development of the country’s capital city.
Enriquez said he was born and raised in Sta. Ana, Manila.
Then, at the end of the month, he was also recognized as Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Radio Presenter. This was the first time the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand gave an award to a radio personality.
The Trusted Brand Award is based on an annual survey of Reader’s Digest readers across Asia.
Enriquez expressed his appreciation for both awards saying that radio would continue to be his passion and his life. He added that the awards he continues to receive do not belong to him alone, but also to those he works with at GMA Radio and RGMA Network, which is GMA’s radio affiliate.
He co-anchors GMA’s primetime television newscast 24 Oras with Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales. He hosts the widely popular Imbestigador every Saturday afternoon, as well as the radio program Saksi Sa Dobol B from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays on GMA’s flagship AM station, DZBB.
Enriquez is also the President of RGMA Network, Inc. and GMA’s Consultant for Radio.
GMA News Online’s ‘Panata sa Pagbabago’ is netizens’ top choice
Aside from GMA-7 being the viewers’ preferred on-air news source for the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo on June 30, more Filipinos also followed GMA News and Public Affairs’ Panata Sa Pagbabago online.
According to industry metrics source Effective Measure, GMA News Online was the most viewed Filipino news website during the inauguration—garnering 7,191,930 page views on that day alone.
Netizens that visited the site were treated to the wall-to-wall coverage that included behind the scenes photos, videos, and stories from the Duterte inauguration, the new president’s inaugural address to the country, and the incoming administration’s first Cabinet meeting.
GMA News Online had a lead of nearly 1.7 million page views over its closest competitor, ABS-CBNNews.com, which garnered 5,495,926 page views according to Effective Measure.
The Panata Sa Pagbabago microsite on GMA News Online, which carried a live feed of the event, also won bigtime with 71,484 page views, compared to 40,972 page views generated by the ABS-CBNNews.com microsite for the same event.
Meanwhile, the Panata Sa Pagbabago Facebook livestream and archived videos (facebook.com/gmanews/videos<http://facebook.com/gmanews/videos>) reached total video views of 1.23 million as of 5 p.m. of July 4.
On Twitter, GMA’s coverage hashtag #Du30saJune30 was also the most talked about topic here in the Philippines as well as being the top trending topics worldwide during inauguration day.
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