JASON DERULO HAITIAN HAS a penchant for “pornography” — a term that doesn’t actually mean what it sounds like in the Philippines.
He has been convicted of trafficking girls for pornography, but it was his involvement in the country’s human trafficking ring that landed him in prison.
The Philippines has a history of slavery and forced labor, but Derulo is one of the most famous traffickers.
He was jailed for 18 years, then freed.
Derulo was in jail for 18 of those years, until he was pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Now, he is a millionaire and has a house in Marawi City, in Mindanao.
He is also a political prisoner, but he’s not afraid to get out.
We have a story on him and his children.
I’ve always been the same person, he said.
You just need to be careful.
The problem is that the whole world has been watching, watching us, and they are watching us too.