‘Imbestigador’ to air special investigative reports on COVID-19

Published July 8, 2020, 8:22 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Mike Enriquez of ‘Imbestigador’

“Imbestigador” presents “COVID-19: Special Investigative Reports ni Mike Enriquez” which sees the show back to its news-based, investigative roots.

The special series by GMA Public Affairs is a comprehensive examination that seeks crucial answers to relevant issues relating to the COVID-19 response in the country.

While people and businesses are grappling with significant adjustments to the so-called “new normal” after more than three months of lockdown, Filipinos need to take a step back to analyze and discuss significant issues related to the pandemic. What’s the update on the mass testing program? Where did the billions of funds intended for the COVID-19 response go? Has the Social Amelioration Program been implemented well enough to support all Filipinos in need? How bad are the economic effects of the crisis to businesses and workforce? What future awaits Filipinos in the new normal?

For the special’s first part on July 11, Mike begins the investigation with a deep dive into the current state of the transportation sector.

After being suspended for months, public transportation is gradually resuming its operations, although limited. As means of transportation remain few, some commuters have resorted to riding motorcycles and bicycles. Others are even forced to walk for hours to go to work and run errands because they are left without any options to commute.  Meanwhile, other public transport drivers still prohibited by the government from plying their regular routes continue to suffer financially. What are concrete and long-term solutions?

“COVID-19: Special Investigative Reports ni Mike Enriquez” airs 4:45 pm on GMA-7.