Veteran broadcaster Mike Enriquez laid to rest

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) — Mike Enriquez, the late veteran broadcaster and a “pillar” of GMA Network, was laid to rest on Sunday.

Family, friends, and colleagues of the 71-year-old journalist were present during his burial at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

A funeral mass for Enriquez was held at the Christ the King Parish Church in Greenmeadows, Quezon City.

“Mike has transitioned into his eternal life. And now he’s an angel in heaven, who will be watching over me, will be watching over us,” his widow Lizabeth “Baby” Yumping-Enriquez said.

“Hindi ko matupad ang bilin mong ‘wag umiyak [I can't fulfill your last wish that I shouldn’t cry],” she said.

According to GMA Integrated News, among those who attended the mass were GMA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe Yalong, GMA First Vice President for Radio Operations Group Glenn Allona, 24 Oras host Vicky Morales, and Super Radyo dzBB anchors Melo del Prado and Joel Reyes-Zobel.

GMA, Enriquez’ home network for nearly three decades, confirmed his passing last Tuesday, August 29, during its flagship newscast “24 Oras,” which he anchored for a long time.