Titser will be the first television project of character actress Lovi Poe upon signing a new, three year exclusive contract with GMA. She plays the lead Michelle in the series – a high school valedictorian from a poor barrio school who dreams of becoming a teacher, but whose only option after graduation is to work as a housemaid. Her best friend Rosa is the class salutatorian who ends up a single mother. Fate, tragedy and the sheer dedication of Michelle and Rosa to finish their schooling lead to unexpected twists in this compelling series.
Titser tells the stories of these girls as it tackles problems in education: lack of books and chairs and classrooms, corruption in the procurement process, the high dropout rate and the fact that majority of the Philippine population has only reached a high school level – or less – of education.
Titser is written by Bayan Ko creator Nessa Valdellon and directed by Dr. Alvin Yapan, who also heads the Filipino Department at the Ateneo de Manila University. The series was inspired by Sandra Aguinaldo’s I-Witness documentary Iskul Ko No. 1 – about an award-winning elementary schoolteacher who put herself through college by working as a househelper.
GMA News TV is producing this series in the hope that viewers start to take a more serious look at our education problems and perhaps begin sending more impoverished children all the way through college.
The ten part original drama series TITSER will air Sunday nights at 7:15 PM from August 4 to October 6, only on GMA News TV.