Atom Araullo takes the place of Mike Enriquez temporarily while the GMA-7 executive is on medical leave.
Noel Ferrer, the manager of Atom, confirmed this through his social media accounts earlier tonight, August 24.
He wrote in the caption of his Instagram post:
"THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SURPRISE ON MONDAY. But it already happened. At least, he was able to intro his report on FOOD WASTAGE in THE ATOM ARAULLO SPECIALS on Sunday. Thank you for your positive feedback. Yes, you’ll see @atom_araullo in 24 Oras when he can - pinch hitting for Sir Mike Enriquez. GOOD JOB TOMATS! #Atom24Oras #GoodJob"
ABS-CBN host Bianca Gonzalez expressed delight over this development when she commented: "OMG I AM SO PROUD!!!! Great job @atom_araullo!!!! Kaibigan ko yaaaaan! Also.. super YES to exposing the problem on food wastage!"
Last August 22, it was reported that Mike Enriquez was being treated for kidney disease. He is also scheduled to undergo a heart bypass operation this mid-September.