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Nas Daily exposed; trends on FB, Twitter

By Kaela Patricia Gabriel

PHOTO: Ms. Louise Mabulo

Nas Daily trended on Twitter with over 19,000 tweets as of Thursday 6 p.m. after a claim from the grandniece of the country's oldest 'mambabatok' that 'Whang-Od' Academy was unconsented circulated online, gaining mixed reactions from the Netizens.

Amid releasing a statement regarding Whang-Od's unconsented agreement with Nas Academy, Nuseir Yassin remained a popular topic on Facebook and Twitter for 'milking Filipino culture for views'. 



Following the Whang-Od scam, Louise De Guzman Mabulo who is also the founder of the Cacao Project, an initiative that aims to provide farmers with Cacao seedlings to offer livelihood, revealed that Yassin also mocked Filipino farmers.

“I watched him imitate and mock the local accent and language, vocalising Tagalog-sounding syllabic phrases saying it sounded stupid,” Mabulo said in a Facebook post.

According to Mabulo, Yassin also repeatedly called the farmers and Filipinos in general “poor”.

“He didn’t care about making change or shedding light on real issues— he only wanted content, a good, easy story to tell that would get him more Filipino views,” Mabulo shared.



“He even joked at the start of the day that all he needed was to put “Philippines” in the title, and he’d rack in millions of views,” Mabulo added.

Earlier, the Nas Academy released a statement regarding the Whang-Od 'scam' where they stated that 40% of their academy is composed of Filipinos. In the same statement, they stood firm that Whang-Od worked with them on their program.

Along with the backlash Yassin has been receiving, several netizens also called on the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and National Commission for Culture and the Arts to investigate the matter.