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.

Monday, September 25, 2006


After a short but intense preparations, the day has come! The Vice-President of the Philippines, NOLI DE CASTRO, has come last September 21, 2006 and led the awarding of certificates to the beneficiaries. Barangay Captain of 165, Ms. Trecie Vivas, gave a warm welcome to the guests and Rev. Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, respectively introduced the present housing project. After the awarding of unit certificates to the first 50 beneficiaries, the president of the St. Hannibal Homeowners Association Phase II, Inc., Mr. Benigno Paragsa, expressed their sentiments through his thanksgiving speech. With full enthusiasm and vigor then, the Vice President Noli De Castro responded. The latter’s speech was received with great applause. After a short picture taking, Rev. Fr. Joe Aripio, vicar forane of Sta. Clara vicariate, headed the thanksgiving mass celebration. The Rogationist Fathers Bruno Rampazzo, Rito Ybañez, Rodolfo Patiag and Cesare Bettoni concelebrated in the event.


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