With millions of Filipinos living in poverty amid rising inflation and geopolitical turmoil, it’s no wonder many of us couldn’t be bothered to buy a video game, let alone own a gaming console. Some would rather resort to piracy and counterfeiting.

But through periods of hardship, we also have generous souls willing to lend a hand. For instance, check out Darry Ong and his project Libreng Hiram.

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Game collector Darryl together with his wife started Libreng Hiram in August 2020 to let people borrow his copies of video games and consoles, which include the PlayStations 4 and 5 and the Nintendo Switch. For the couple, it was a way to help provide entertainment for everyone else who was also cooped up in their own homes in compliance with the mandatory lockdowns.

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Libreng Hiram is still ongoing to this day. The terms are simple: have a legit Facebook account that’s at least five years old, provide proof of identification, and either claim in person what you’d like to borrow at Cubao, Quezon City, or have a courier get it for you. If you’re interested, simply contact Darry Ong on Facebook, who is a member of the group PlayStation Philippines.

Source: Inquirer



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