This Saturday (Nov. 28), GMA News and Public Affairs’ longest-running investigative program Imbestigador celebrates 20 years on Philippine television.
Imbestigador was born in 2000 to expose wrongdoings and hold guilty parties accountable. Two decades later, it remains as a voice for those who demand and seek justice for various crimes.
The program continues to achieve milestones—becoming one of GMA Public Affairs' top-rating programs as well as having a strong traction in various social media platforms. Through the years, Imbestigador has become almost synonymous with one name and one man: Mike Enriquez.
While the “Imbestigador ng Bayan” is happy that the public service program remains on top, he refuses to take credit for its success.
“Ang Imbestigador hindi ako, ang Imbestigador ay kung ano ang ginagawa ng programa,” the GMA News pillar and award-winning broadcast journalist pointed out.
He rather gives the credit to the viewers whose continued support to the show propelled Imbestigador to be one of the most trusted public service programs in the country today.
“Hindi naman papayag ang GMA na tumagal ang isang programa tulad ng Imbestigador ng maraming taon—dalawang dekada—nang alam nilang hindi nakakatulong e. Ang programa sa telebisyon at sa radyo, hindi nagiging matagumpay kung hindi nakakatulong, kung hindi nagugustuhan, hindi ng mga amo rito, kung hindi nung mga nakikinig at nanunuod. Sila ang nagdedesisyon kung tatagal kayo o hindi, at hindi yung management. At sa tingin ng mga tao, sa pagtanggap ng mga tao, ang Imbestigador ay may naitutulong sa buhay nila, kaya hanggang ngayon nandito pa ang Imbestigador.”
On its 20th anniversary, Imbestigador proudly presents the story of no less than Mike Enriquez. Mike has been in the industry for close to 50 years, mostly as a radio talent. He has been a Kapuso for 25 years already.
Unknown to many, Mike is an accidental media personality who had no wish or intention to become a radio or television talent. But it seems destiny had other plans for him as he later went on to become one of the most popular and accomplished broadcast journalists in the country. In this special, Mike shares the highlights of his personal and professional life and how he has become a success story in the field of broadcasting.
For this one-off special episode, actor Rocco Nacino portrays Mike and will be supported by award-winning and seasoned artists Gina Alajar and Nonie Buencamino.
Don’t miss “Mr. Imbestigador ng Bayan,” an Imbestigador 20th Anniversary Special, this Saturday (November 28) 4:45pm, after Wish Ko Lang on GMA Network.