Thursday, November 28, 2013

Websclusive: Is Mike Enriquez moving to DZMM?

Yesterday, I was at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati City for an event when I saw a group near the stage sharing a good laugh while most of the attendees are going towards the exit door.

It was popular TV and radio personality Mike Enriquez who is also the Senior Vice-President for Radio of GMA Network (DZBB), and president of the network's regional and radio subsidiary, RGMA Network Inc. holding a sign with the letters "DZMM" ala fan sign.

What was a very identified Kapuso star doing at the table of the management and staff of DZMM (ABS-CBN's radio company)? He even held a DZMM sign and overheard him said, "Malapit na mag-expire contract ko sa GMA."

I was one of the few people in the venue who got the instinct to have a souvenir shot to what can be considered as a scoop.

Well, before you jump to conclusions, let me tell you what really happened. Enriquez was there not to negotiate with a possible transfer to the "other side" but just actually approached the DZMM team to personally congratulate them in sweeping the awards of the radio category for the 3rd PMAP Makatao Awards for Media Excellence.

Enriquez, being a veteran broadcaster who has been serving the industry for decades saw some familar faces from the DZMM table next to where the GMA 7 staff were seated and took time to shook hands with fellow winners. Personally, that's pogi points for Kuya Mike to those who witnessed his kind gesture.

By the way, Enriquez took home the Best TV Newscaster of the Year award from the same event. In his acceptance speech, he shared the award to fellow media practitioners, whether a Kapuso or not, who risk their lives to bring truthful news gathering and reporting during the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda. He also dedicated the awards to the victims of the recent disaster and left the crowd with a very meaningful message, "When I went to Leyte, I did not see Tacloban. I saw nothing. Everything is almost ground zero. If you think you have done your share and have given enough... I asked you all to give more!"

For the curious souls, here's the complete list of winners of the 3rd PMAP Makatao Awards for Media Excellence

A. Presidential Citation:
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
Manila Broadcasting Company

B. Radio Category:
Best Radio Public Affairs Program: Dos Por Dos of DZMM 630
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host: Anthony Taberna of Dos Por Dos
Best Radio News Program: Radyo Patrol Balita of DZMM
Best Radio Newscaster: Noli De Castro of Radyo Patrol Balita
Radio Station of the Year: DZMM 630

C. Newspaper Category
Best Columnist: Schubert Caesar C. Austero of Are We there Yet (Manila Standard Today)
Newspaper of the Year: Philippine Daily Inquirer

D. Television Category
Best TV Public Affairs Program: Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho of GMA 7
Best TV Public Affairs Program Host: Jessica Soho of Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho
Best TV Female Newscaster: Korina Sanchez of TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)
Best TV Male Newscaster: Mike Enriquez of 24 Oras (GMA 7)
Best TV News Program: TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)
TV Station of the Year: ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) holds the annual event to honor members of the mass media for their outstanding contributions in enhancing public understanding of the role and impact of good people management. Its objective is to encourage continued coverage of people management and other related people issues that promotes a harmonious relationship between employers and their employees.

PMAP is the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country today with 1,800 corporate members and individual members and 23 chapters nationwide.


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