UPDATE: Apo whang-od was not aware to teach the Kalinga Art of tattooing in Nas Academy.

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National Commission on Indigenous People released a statement regarding Apo Whang-od awareness that she will teach Kalinga Art of Tattooing in Nas Academy, founded by an Arab Israeli video blogger.

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Nuseir Yassin or most known as Nas Daily because of having created 1,000 daily one-minute long videos on Facebook.

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It all started with Apo Whang-Od’s apprentice, Gracia Palicas post on her Facebook page, which is now deleted. In her post, Gracia called the platform’s “Whang-Od Academy” a “scam” and said that her grandmother did not sign any contract with Nas Daily.

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“Some people are taking advantage of our culture. PLEASE HELP US STOP this disrespect to the legacy of Apo Whang Od and the Butbot Tribe,” she wrote on Wednesday.

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As this issue rises, another kababayan speaks out about her experience with Nas and shows support to Gracias.

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