Rappler not part of Sept 6 #BeSomebody event
MANILA, Philippines – Rappler has nothing to do with an event organized by a US-based motivational group #BeSomebody that was supposed to feature group founder Kash Shaikh on Wednesday, September 6.
A number of #BeSomebody followers came to the Rappler office in the evening of September 6 supposedly to attend a talk by Shaikh. Rappler is not aware of any such event and has not been in touch with representatives of this group.
Shaikh’s official Facebook page announced the event on July 11 but no formal coordination nor partnership was forged with his group. Shaikh has apologized to Rappler and said whatever funds were paid would be reimbursed. Shaikh’s page posted the announcement below after he apologized over the phone.