MANILA — Pia Guanio explained why she’s saying goodbye to being the segment host for 24 Oras’ Chika Minute, the showbiz segment of the GMA primetime newscast.
Pia said she wants to focus on his husband Steve Mago and her daughter Scarlet, who will now be going to school.
“Scarlet is two years old and she will start school in Alabang already. If I keep 24 Oras, we won’t see each other anymore and I can’t bear that. She needs guidance,” Pia told Funfare.
The GMA network, meanwhile, released their official statement on Pia’s leaving the show.
“After 11 years at the forefront of showbiz news, Pia Guanio has decided to say goodbye to Chika Minute on 24 Oras.
Pia decided to let go of her anchoring duties on 24 Oras to prioritize family life and raising her daughter.
GMA Network understands the importance of family and is fully behind Pia’s decision to move forward.
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 signaling the start of showbiz news.
Aside from showbiz news, Pia has also advocated for healthy living and animal rights and produced stories and news features on these.
’24 Oras’ is grateful for Pia’s contributions to make it the leading and most credible newscast in the country today.