GMA Network announced Thursday that Villania has been tapped to succeed Pia Guanio on Chika Minute, besting other GMA talents for the said post.
"We went out to look for somebody na wala sa mold ni Pia para iba na 'yung direction ng Chika Minute" says John Ray Arrabe, program manager of the Kapuso newscast. "Nahanap nga namin is somebody fun, somebody active, somebody na different para magkaroon ng ibang spin ang Chika Minute and we found it in Iya."
The official announcement confirms our report in May, which we based from a tip we received from a Kapuso staffer who tipped us off that Villania was the bosses' first and only choice.
Villania will be joining a crowded field of showbiz anchors and will go head to head with the likes of Gretchen Fullido, MJ Marfori, Marie Lozano, just to name a few. But does she have the right amount skills to nab the top entertainment news headlines? Will she help improve 24 Oras' ratings? And more importantly, will you be watching? Vote in the poll below and weigh in.
.@iyavillania is the new Chika Minute host of @24OrasGMA starting June 15. #IyaOnChikaMinute via @trishamacas pic.twitter.com/HzfwgCqeoe— GMA News (@gmanews) June 11, 2015