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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Pulumbarit

Share your COVID-19 stories, photos with Filipinas Heritage Library

The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is gathering stories about the quarantined lives of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a post on Facebook, FHL said the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide "shocked humanity to its core," pushing people to adjust to a new normal.

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"As we transition into uncertainty, memorializing through documentation is imperative to help us remember not to forget who we are," FHL said.

FHL encourages Filipinos to share stories about "the way we cope, live, fight, protect, and help ourselves, our communities, and our countrymen in facing this crisis."  

Aside from stories, FHL is also accepting photos, videos, audio recordings, as well as website links to articles about the Philippine pandemic experience. 

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All contributions will become part of FHL's collection which researchers of Philippine history and culture can access.

The contributions that we will receive will become part of FHL’s collection and will be made accessible to researchers of Philippine history and culture.

Selected contributions will be posted on FHL's Instagram account and may also become part of A Journal of the Plague Year: an Archive of CoVid19, a global project of international curators.

More than 3,500 COVID-19 deaths in PH

As of August 30 (4:00 p.m.), the Department of Health confirmed 4,284 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the Philippines.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines to 217,396, including 56,473 active cases.

The number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 stood at 157,403 and while the number of those who have passed away from the disease is 3,520.

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