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.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


After the long black out, the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center was hopeful that the electricity would be restored – to their dismay. While other families in other parts of Pasay enjoyed the electricity today, October 2, 2006, people from Rodriguez still suffer from no electricity. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop the staff from doing their respective assignments. At 9:30 AM Fr. Orville called a staff meeting. Among those present were Fr. Orville, Bros. Max, Mico, Hernan, George and Kuya Larry of Habitat. They had the updates of the activities, particularly those of each committees. After the meeting, the staff went to their respective responsibilities. Bro. Max assisted Kuya Larry of Habitat as there were construction equipments already coming to the BPI lot ready for operation. Bro. Hernan and Bro. Mico attended the scholars as they get their allowances. Bro. George transfer some computers and printers to the training center to be able to continue some paper works.


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