Kapuso journalist Emil Sumangil was dubbed by some netizens as the next Mike Enriquez since he became the replacement for the late broadcaster on 24 Oras.
In an interview last May by Manila Bulletin, Sumangil shared some information about his career as a journalist during the launch of his public service program ‘Resibo: Walang Lusot ang May Atraso’ which was believed to have the same theme as ‘Imbestigador’ of Enriquez.
He also answered the comments from some netizens that he was being trained as the one who would follow in the footsteps of Enriquez who passed away last August 29.
Sumangil believed that no one could replace Enriquez.
“Parang suntok sa buwan. Hindi po yata natin kayang pantayan or higitan si Mike Enriquez. Binigyan po ako ng platform ng GMA para ipakita ko naman yung aking kakayahan. Dito ko pagsusumikapan ibigay ang aking nalalaman kung paano ako makakatulong sa Diyos at bayan,” he said.
“Ginagawa po namin ang aming trabaho na walang halong personal interest. Ang storyang gagawin po namin ay hindi para sa amin kundi para sa taong bayan para makapaghatid ng public service.” he added.
Because of the passing of Enriquez, netizens were waiting if Sumangil would become the next host of Imbestigador, or if the popular public service program would be replaced by another show by the latter.