In Manila's lower rung, Choleng (Angel Aquino), Rhoda (Hilda Koronel) and Stella (Sharon Cuneta) work as professional mourners. For a fee, they attend funerals and start crying, often at the behest of those mourning a loved one. But there is more to these three women than just the unusual job they share. As a new assignment approaches, Choleng suffers a moral crisis, while Rhoda reflects on her prior acting career. As for Stella, she hopes to move up in the world and get back custody of her son.