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Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales emotional as they report death of Mike Enriquez

Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales could not help but cry as "24 Oras" reported the death of Mike Enriquez on Tuesday.

Mel's voice broke with emotion as she announced the passing of her long-time colleague as anchor of GMA's flagship newscast.

She took a quick moment to gather herself and rallied to finish reading the GMA Network statement on Mike's death.

Mel was seen wiping her tears after the segment.

Meanwhile, Vicky voiced the tribute for Mike's career and the legacy he leaves in the broadcasting industry.

Mel loudly applauded Mike after the video and began the closing spiel for "24 Oras."

Vicky followed, but her composure cracked and she also had to take a moment to finish her lines. Emil Sumangil wrapped up the spiel.

Mel and Vicky comforted each other as the newscast ended.

On Twitter, netizens applauded their grace and professionalism while reporting amid their feelings of grief.

Some said they wanted to hug Mel and Vicky and that they cried with them while watching "24 Oras." 

Mike, 71, battled with a kidney disease. He took a medical leave in December 2021 to get a kidney transplant and returned to work for the 2022 election coverage.

Aside from "24 Oras," Mike hosted long-time GMA Public Affairs program "Imbestigador" and anchored DZBB's "Super Balita sa Umaga" and "Saksi sa Dobol B."

He also served as President of RGMA Network, Inc. and GMA Network's Senior Vice President and Consultant for Radio Operations.

—MGP, GMA Integrated News