WATCH: Apo Whang-od has message for Coco Martin


Posted at Sep 02 2016 12:33 AM


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MANILA -- Apo Whang-od, the oldest traditional tattoo artist in Kalinga, has a message for "Ang Probinsyano" star Coco Martin. 

In a video shared by Martin on his Instagram account, the 97-year-old artist can be heard asking the actor to pay a visit in her village, Buscalan, Kalinga. 

"Umari agkos sina Fus-aran [Come, visit here in Buscalan]," she said. 

According to tourists who visited Whang-od, she is a huge fan of Martin. 

One tourist even photographed Whang-od while holding a paper containing the words: "Hi Coco Martin. I want to see you in person." 

(READ: 96-year-old tattoo artist keeps Kalinga tradition alive

Representatives from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts are currently doing a review of Whang-od to determine if she can be declared a National Living Treasure. 

This, after an overwhelming demand from netizens to recognize her as a national artist.