KALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Detractors of Senatorial candidate Bong Go are not buying his latest antic lifting up his shirt in public to prove he doesn’t have any tattoo. They insist the former Special Assistant to President Duterte got tattooed by Whang-od.
Whang-od Oggay, also known as Maria Oggay, is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is often described as the “last” and oldest mambabatok.
Today, The Adobo Chronicles traveled to Kalinga to ask Whang-od if she, indeed, gave Go a tattoo.
“Bong who,” Whang-od asked, confirming that she has ever met the Senatorial candidate, nor would she ever want to.
Speaking in her native dialect, Whang-od said the only mestizo she is dying to meet in person is ‘Ang Probinsiyano’ lead actor Coco Martin.
So let’s put all tattoos to rest. Especially Bong Go’s!