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Nas Academy has suspended operations in the Philippines following the controversy surrounding its owner, Palestinian-Israeli YouTube blogger, Nusseir “Nas Daily” Yassin.

In a statement on Sunday night, Nas Academy said it will pause operations in the country to work with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Last week, a granddaughter of legendary tattoo artist Apo Whang-od took to Facebook to tell her grandmother’s followers that Nas Daily’s Whang-od Academy was a fake.

“We are committed to working with the NCIP to ensure that all proper processes are followed,” Nas Academy said in a statement. “Meanwhile, we will be pausing our operations in the Philippines to focus on strengthening our processes around how we collaborate with our partners.”

“At this time, new customers will not be able to purchase any courses on Nas Academy Philippines until further notice,” it said.