Lovi Poe's Titser to start airing on GMA News TV this Sunday

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Mara Lopez, Agost Isidro and Lovi Poe topbill GMA News TV's Titser.


"GMA News TV once again hopes to be a vehicle of change through Titser, a heartwarming tale of hope and resilience amid the grit and grime of a handicapped society.

"Titser comes right on the heels of News TV’s first original series Bayan Ko, which, in its six-episode run, explored the marred socio-political landscape of a small town plagued by corruption and political dynasties.

"Led by multi-awarded actress Lovi Poe, Titser depicts the grave ills of the Philippine education system via the everyday stories of barrio teachers and students. Joining Lovi in this ten-part series are renowned artists Mara Lopez, Agot Isidro, Irma Adlawan, Gardo Versoza, Arnel Ignacio, and Rocco Nacino together with Kapuso stars Carl Guevarra and Mikael Daez.

"Titser follows the stories of best friends, Michelle and Rosa. Michelle, portrayed by Lovi, is 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, played by Mara, is the class salutatorian who ends up as a single mother. The two girls struggle against fate and financial limitations to reach their goal of finishing school. Their mentor and inspiration is Teacher Sandra, portrayed by Agot Isidro, who leads her own fight against a corrupt principal played by Irma Adlawan.

"Titser weaves a poignant and uplifting tale while tackling problems in education: lack of books, chairs and classrooms; corruption in the procurement process; 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 penned by Bayan Ko creator Nessa Valdellon with direction by Dr. Alvin Yapan, who also heads the Filipino Department of 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 house helper.
GMA News TV is producing this series in the hope that viewers start to take a more serious look at the education problems in the country and perhaps be inspired to send impoverished students all the way through college.

"The ten-part original drama series Titser airs Sunday nights at 7:15 PM beginning August 11 on GMA News TV."

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