Online Petition to Ban Nas Daily from the Philippines Launched by Filipino Netizens
Filipino netizens started the online petition where vlogger Nas Daily will be ban entering the Philippines over controversial issues.
Some Filipino internet users want Palestinian-Israeli content producer Nuseir Yassin, often known as Nas Daily, to be declared persona non grata in the Philippines. Yassin is accused of earning money by exploiting indigenous people such as famed Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od.
Yassin’s company, Nas Academy, offered an online education where Whang-Od could be seen teaching what he knew about tattooing, or “pambabatok” as it is known in Kalinga, at the time. Some legal experts also believe Nas’ actions were criminal because he allegedly exploited indigenous people such as Whang-Od.
As a result, thousands of Filipino internet users demanded that Yassin not be allowed to return to the Philippines. The vlogger broke the law, according to the petition established by “Pinoy Ako,” hence he should not be given another chance to visit the Philippines.
“Exploiting Indigenous Filipino culture and art for money. He clearly violated the IPRA Law (Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997) Republic Act No. 8371, which is a Philippine law that recognizes and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples in the Philippines. ” according to the petition.
The petition has been signed by almost 7,000 people. Yassin’s team has yet to respond to the petition to keep him out of the Philippines.
The signing of the contract between Yassin and Whang-Od is currently being investigated by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Those interested in viewing the petition could go to https://www.change.org/p/philippine-government-persona-non-grata-for-nuseir-yassin-nas-daily-in-the-philippines.
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