"GMA Network understands the importance of family and is fully behind Pia’s decision to move forward," the network said in a statement. "Pia has been with 24 Oras since it launched in 2004, carving a niche in entertainment news with her fun and classy news delivery. With Pia's help, Chika Minute has etched itself in the consciousness of Pinoy pop culture, with the trademark voice of Pia signalling the start of showbiz news."
So after 11 years of doing Chika Minute on @24OrasGMA, I've decided to say good bye tonight.— pia guanio-mago (@piaguanio) May 29, 2015
I'm doing this to be able to spend more time with Steeve and especially Scarlet.— pia guanio-mago (@piaguanio) May 29, 2015
Guanio has been part of the evening newscast since its inception in 2004, and has seen its growth from being a distant second competitor to TV Patrol to becoming the leading choice among Mega Manila viewers. With her departure, we heard from sources that Iya Villania, who made her return to the Kapuso Network in October, will make her debut tonight as Guanio's permanent successor.
Will continue to be with you guys on Eat Bulaga and Homebase on @gmanews TV.— pia guanio-mago (@piaguanio) May 29, 2015
Watch @24OrasGMA later to find out who will be my replacement.— pia guanio-mago (@piaguanio) May 29, 2015
Guanio will remain part of the GMA Network family as one of the co-hosts of the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga and GMA NewsTV's Homebase. "Thank you for watching and making Chika Minute so much a part of your daily news habit," she said in a series of tweets. "I want to thank @gmanews for the trust they gave me anchoring Chika Minute for 11 years."