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Imbestigador (English: Investigator) is an investigation-docudrama show broadcast by GMA Network. 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. Mike Enriquez hosts the show since he became the anchor of Saksi in 1995, and GMA Network News in 1998. It originally aired during Wednesdays from August 2, 2000 - September 26, 2001 at 11:00 p.m., then it moved to Saturdays from October 6, 2001 to July 28, 2012. From August 5, 2012 to July 13, 2014, Imbestigador aired every Sunday at 9:15PM (PHT) after Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, in observance of the show's 12th anniversary. in July 19, 2014, Imbestigador returns to Saturdays,Â in response for rival, ABS-CBN's Failon Ngayon and the newly (and recently) similarly formatted S.O.C.O. (Scene of the Crime Operatives). Since January 9, 2016, it now airs on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m. 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.