Mike Enriquez Dreams of Becoming a Priest; Accidentally Became a Broadcaster

How did Mike Enriquez end up being a broadcaster?

MIKE ENRIQUEZ – The GMA News pillar shared that he actually wanted to become a priest before he ended in broadcasting.

Mike Enriquez
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Mike is considered one of the most popular broadcasters in the country.

He started his career in broadcasting as a staff announcer at the Manila Broadcasting Company in 1969.

Presently, he is the Consultant for radio operations of GMA Network, president of the network’s regional and radio subsidiary, RGMA Network Inc., and the Station Manager of Super Radyo DZBB 594 AM.

He’s also a mainstay of GMA’s newest primetime newscast “24 Oras.”

Throughout his career as a news anchor, he would cover numerous news events.

He also earned numerous awards and citations including the most child-friendly personalities by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and thrice consecutively by the Anak TV Seal awards.

In the “Surprise Guest with Pia Arcangel,” he revealed that he really dreamt of becoming a priest.

His closeness to God was the result of his father being the lay minister and choir president in their parish.

Mike said he attended Franciscan seminary and stayed there for less than a year.

“Ako dapat one week lang eh. Tapos noong patapos na, sabi ko roon sa parents ko, ‘Ayaw ko nang umuwi,” he said.

However, his parents did not allow Mike to continue staying in the seminary.

In the said interview, Mike Enriquez shared how he accidentally became a broadcaster.

According to him, he had a friend whose an announcer in Manila Broadcasting on Taft Avenue.

When he happened to visit him at the station, his friend told their station manager that he was applying for a job, actually, he was not because he was there just to visit him. To make the story short, he end up being the announcer of that station.

Watch his interview below:

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