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Mike Enriquez goes on leave for medical procedure, months-long isolation

/ 12:53 PM December 14, 2021
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Mike Enriquez. Image: screengrab from YouTube/GMA Network

Mike Enriquez has taken a medical leave of absence from his duties as a GMA Network anchor and RGMA president.

The network told viewers about Enriquez’s leave in a statement on the GMA Public Affairs’ Facebook page yesterday, Dec. 13.

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“GMA Network, Inc. has announced that its senior radio-tv anchor and concurrent RGMA Network, Inc. president Mike Enriquez will take a medical leave of absence,” GMA stated. “He will undergo a medical procedure that will require hospital confinement and, afterwards, a minimum of three months isolation period as advised by his doctor.”

GMA also assured that the news anchor will be back to report on the network’s 2022 national election coverage.

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“Mike said he looks forward to the healing he has been praying and preparing for. He also looks forward to resuming his duties specially for GMA’s Eleksyon 2022 coverage,” it added.

Meanwhile, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon expressed support for Enriquez and urged the public to pray for him.

“We ask for everyone’s prayers and we wish him Godspeed. We look forward to welcoming Mike back as soon as he is cleared to return to work,” Gozon was quoted as saying.

GMA NETWORK STATEMENT ON MIKE ENRIQUEZ’S LEAVE GMA Network, Inc. has announced that its senior radio-tv anchor and…

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Meanwhile, Enriquez’s fellow anchors Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales wished for his speedy recovery in the “24 Oras” broadcast as seen on GMA’s YouTube channel, also yesterday.

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“Siyempre babalik ka na agad ha. Ano, ang lagay kami lang dito?” Tiangco joked. (Of course you’ll return as soon as possible. What, we would be the only ones here?)

“Marami ka namang prayer warriors dito,” Morales meanwhile told Enriquez. (You have lots of prayer warriors here.)

Back in 2018, Enriquez also went on a medical leave for a quadruple heart bypass surgery, during which he also revealed that he was being treated for advanced kidney disease. JB

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