mbestigador (lit. Investigator) is a Philippine television investigative docudrama show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Mike Enriquez, it premiered on August 2, 2000 replacing Compañero y Compañera. It tackles anomalies and inconsistencies in the Philippine government. It also criticizes the corruption in the Philippine society, from overpriced items to arms smuggling, covering a wide variety of topics that sometimes include Filipino traditions and beliefs. It is a public service show that aims to inform the people of the current problems troubling the Philippines.
It originally aired during Wednesdays from 2000 to 2001, then it moved to Saturdays from 2001 to 2012. from 2012 to 2014. the show aired in Sunday evenings. In July 2014, the show returned to Saturday afternoons.
The show on January 1, 2012 has “caught-up” on GMA Pinoy TV and is no longer one-week delayed due to the show being pre-empted on December 31, 2011 in lieu of “Trending 2011: The GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Special”, which was also hosted by Mike Enriquez with Dingdong Dantes.
Show Name: Imbestigador
Premiered: August 2, 2000
Directed by: GMA News and Public Affairs
Studios: GMA Network
Duration: 45 min
Language(s): Filipino, English