St. Hannibal Empowerment Centre

St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) is a religious organization of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. It is a community of Spirit-led persons which aims to follow Jesus Christ in his union with his Father and in his proclamation of the kingdom of God. It is an inserted community among the squatters. The goal of SHEC is to empower the poor people of Metro Manila, Philippines, through housing, livelihood, education, health, waste management, youth and values formation.

Location: Pasay City, Metro Manila

Mission: Its mission is to empower the poorest of the poor and catalyze an integral Christian transformation of urban poor communities in collaboration with the local Church by a holistic process that addresses concerns on housing, livelihood, education, health, environment and sanitation, justice and peace, youth formation and values formation. The goals of SHEC consist of assisting in alleviating poverty among urban poor communities in Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila; and building the foundation of community transformation through intensive values formation. Its objectives are, specifically, to facilitate the organization and formation of people’s organization that are self-sufficient and empowered, facilitate the values and spiritual formation and capability building of urban poor leaders, to assist the urban poor / informal settlers of Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila in realizing their dreams of achieving security of tenure through in-city relocation, to facilitate the implementation of economic programs and basic social services in urban poor communities, and to facilitate access to formal education in favor of the poor and deserving students.

Friday, July 21, 2006


Fr. Dexter together with his staff participated in a meeting with the PCIACH chaired by Hon. Mayor Peewee Trinidad at the Pasay City Hall. They discussed particularly the Code of Policies and the project proposal in the St. Hannibal Homeowner’s Association, Phase I & II.
Later that day, Fr. Dexter together with his staff and partners met with the representatives of the Bank of Philippines Islands (BPI), the President of the Socialized Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC) - Atty. Fermin Arzaga, and his department heads. Fr. Dexter discussed the history of the housing project and the plan of the foundation (SHEC). The meeting ended with SHFC expressing their full support to the SHEC and its project.


July 14 is the date set by the Socialized Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC) to pass all the documents and plans needed by them for the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) to avail of the agencies’ services. The personnel then spent sleepless nights and very busy days to catch up with the requirements.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


In all the areas that St. Hannibal Empowerment Center is assisting, two places are now being prepared for the Community Mortgage Program. Documents are being finished and eventually to be submitted to the Socialized Housing Finance Corporation. The beneficiaries too are given intensive training in order to brace themselves in embracing the new phase of their lives. Around 450 families will be given the opportunity to own their lots and houses. This is made possible through the help of other agencies such as the Pondo ng Pinoy, Habitat for Humanity and government agencies. What a wonder to have all these activities. God, indeed, is with us.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Riches From The Scraps

After a series of trainings attended in Caritas Manila, the Environment Committee of the St. Hannibal Christian community, for the first time, conducted a seminar among their members. The said activity is in view of the program supported by the Archdiocese of Manila Ecology Desk to save the environment and to help many individuals have their work.