Interviewed on set in Boso Boso, Antipolo, Titser’s lead Lovi Poe admits she has never tackled a more challenging role. “The truth is, this is the most difficult role I have ever portrayed. Kailangan kasing bigyang hustisya dahil para sa mga teachers ito, pero ang hirap pala magturo. [I have to do justice to this part because it’s for the teachers, but it’s so difficult to teach],” Lovi was quoted as saying in a release provided by GMA Netowrk's corporate communications department. She had particular difficulty simplifying math lessons for children in her teaching scenes.
Titser also required Lovi to shoot in the rain and walk long distances in very difficult circumstances. “We have a scene here where I have to climb hills and cross rivers. And the bathroom was so far away!” Lovi shares with a laugh.
Titser is 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—the smartest student in her high school class who dreams of teaching but has no means to get to college.
Lovi Poe is joined in the series by Mara Lopez, who plays her best friend and rival; Agot Isidro as the favorite teacher; and Irma Adlawan as the evil principal everyone loves to hate. Kapuso actors Rocco Nacino, Mikael Daez, Carl Guevarra and Gardo Versoza play non-traditional love interests in the series.
Titser bravely tackles issues in education—including corruption, the lack of good teachers, the high dropout rate and the fact that 60% of the Philippine population has only reached a high school level—or less—of education. The series was inspired by Sandra Aguinaldo’s I-Witness documentary.
Titser will air its pilot episode on Sunday, August 11, at 7:15 PM on GMA News TV Channel 11.
Lovi Poe's upcoming TV series Titser was inspired by an I-Witness documentary
by posted on August 6, 2013