Marami pa rin ang hindi makapaniwala sa kumakalat ngayon na mga naglabasan na isyu tungkol sa isang vlogger na si Nas Daily na sinabing scam ang sinasabing offered course ng Nas Academy na ituturo raw  ng kilalang tattoo artist na si Whang-Od.

Si Gracia Palicas, isang tattoo artist rin ay nag post sa isang Facebook group na ang kanyang lola na si Whang-od ay hindi kailanman sumang-ayon na magturo ng nasabing course sa online.

“My grandmother did not sign any contract with @NasDaily to do any academy,” sabi niya sa kanyang post. “PLEASE HELP US STOP this disrespect to the legacy of Apo Whang-od and the Butbot Tribe.”

Matapos ang isyung ito, meron na namang isyu ang lumabas tungkol sa dating nai-feature ni Nas sa kanyang vlog ang mga magsasaka dito sa Pilipinas. 

Sa isang post ng babaeng nagngangalang Louise De Guzman Mabulo sa kanyang Facebook, ibinahagi niya na isa siyang huge fan ng Nas Daily vlogs ngunit, nagbago ang lahat nang makita niya kung paano minamaliit ni Nas ang local accent ng Tagalog-sounding syllabic phrases at tinawag itong stupid noong minsan nang pumunta si Nas sa Pilipinas para i-feature ang "The Cacao Project" ni  Louise. 

Paulit-ulit pa raw sinabi ni Nas ang salitang "poor." Sinabi pa niya na, "farmers are so poor. Why are Filipinos so poor?"

Hindi man lang daw nagpasalamat si Nas nang malugod siyang tinanggap ng pamilya ni Louise sa kanilang bahay. Tumanggi rin siya sa pagkain na inihanda para sa kanya ng ina ni Louise.

"I’ve worked with journalists, documentary-makers, professors, who have seen my work, interviewed me, and even featured us, and have had no negative experiences that could ever brush up to what I saw that day. Blatant discrimination of my people, no regard for local customs or cultures, and he’d built a story in his mind without meaningfully understanding the context of what he was going to cover. 

As a result, he was disappointed that my work wasn’t the perfectly packaged story he’d pre-determined and imagined— I mean what visual popcorn can you create out of a farm?" nakasulat sa post ni Louise sa kanyang Facebook. 

"And now, he has overstepped and had the audacity to do the same to Whang-Od and the Butbot Tribe. Yet I still see Filipinos defending Nas despite the statements from Gracia, a fully able bodied representative of her tribe and of Apo Whang-Od, our most revered and iconic artist," dagdag pa ni Louise. 

Agad naman naglabas ng pahayag si Nas Daily tungkol umano sa pangalawang isyu na kinasasangkutan niya, ang "The Cacao Project."

N-repost ni  Nas Daily sa kanyang Facebook page na "Nas Daily Tagalog" ang post ni Louise para ipaalam sa mga tao ang kanyang side at bigyang linaw ang naturang isyu. 

Basahin ang buong pahayag ni Nas:

Dear Louise,

I have also kept my silence for 2 years out of respect to you. But I can't let you share falsehoods on the Internet for free.

I was very inspired by your story. In fact, I was so inspired by what you achieved that I flew in from Singapore to the Province in the Philippines just to SUPPORT YOU. As you can see in the picture, we are trying to tell the world about your story. By the way, no other media did that. They just report from their fancy offices. But we wanted to go the extra mile for you. 

We spent 2 days flying and we were very excited for your story of how you "revolutionised the cacao industry in your province" according to the Internet. We know the "story" already, so that's why we flew in to come meet you.

To my biggest sadness and surprise, your story was not true on the ground. Once we arrived at your plantation, once we saw the village and talked to the farmers, we came to the conclusion that there is no story here. That the awards on the Internet are just that...awards. Our investigation has made it clear that your story in the media is false. And that there are no "200 farmers" that you work with, and there are no Cacao plantations that you don't personally profit from.

Even though we flew in for 2 days, we had to pack up and leave because I will never ever put Fake News on Nas Daily. I was so sad because we have invested tens of hours to support you.

When we told you in person that we believe your story is not true, you understood us and you bid us farewell. We thanked you for your time and your hospitality and we went back to the airport. In fact, we took nice pictures with your family before we left. 

The Cacao project you mentioned is a family business which you profit from. It doesn't actually help the farmers. And you even agreed with us. 

I flew back to Singapore disappointed. But of course, I didn't want to hurt you. I would never want to do that. I flew in to support you in the first place.

So I kept my silence for 2 years. But now that you speak up about it, I have two advices for you:

1) Be truthful about your work. The Cacao Project is not as truthful as the media says it is.

2) Do not share online falsehoods. That is borderline illegal. Everything you said is with malicious intent and it is clearly not how I speak. We have 5 years of evidence to back that up. 

From making Nas Daily, I have learned that sometimes good intentions do go unnoticed. In fact, good intentions get punished sometimes. But examples like yours will never stop us from believing in the good of humanity. We will continue to support the Philippines and we will continue to promote people who need their story told. 

Hopefully one day, I can come back and tell your story again. You are, after all, an inspiring individual.

Source: facebook