- Used to work as a radio disc jockey by the name DJ Baby Michael before he started news anchoring.
- Became an anchor by accident when he was forced to audition by a friend for an announcer position, after an applicant did not show up.
- Received the Golden Dove Award for Best Male Newscaster in 1999.
- Garnered the Ka Doroy Valencia Broadcaster of the Year Award in 1999.
- Became the first-ever Filipino to have won the Best Newscaster Award at the Asian Television Awards in 1999.
- Bagged a gold medal at the New York Festivals in 2003 for Saksi.
- Also won a Silver Camera Award at the US Film and Video Festival in 2004 for a documentary focusing on war-torn Iraq.
- Won the business and news magazine BizNews Asia's Broadcast Excellence Award in 2014.
- Is the president of RGMA Network Inc.
- Lizabeth "Baby" Yumping — Wife
- De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (BA in Liberal Arts and Commerce, 1973)