Marita De Guzman Viloria serves as missionary and environmental advocate in native country
Viloria, left, in Philadelphia Tribune photo
After completing a Master of Arts degree in Cross Cultural
Studies in 1989 and a doctorate in missiology in
1999, Marita De Guzman Viloria has worked in her native country
of the Philippines for the last 20 years to eliminate human trafficking. At 51, she is the executive director of
Kalinga Ministry, in Baguio City, Philippines.
Viloria's work was recently featured in an article in the Philadelphia Tribune, "Fighting Human Trafficking," written by Michael Robinson.
“Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the
world,” said Viloria in the article. “And in the
Philippines . . . there are more than 100,000 prostituted children in Manila alone.”
Viloria recently visited a women’s shelter at Wayne Hall in
Germantown, Pennsylvania, to discuss implementing an exchange program for young women
having come from prostitution and violence in the Philippines.
read the Philadelphia Tribune article, click here.