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.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

APRIL 2009: Port Area of Baseco Neighborhood Associations’ League (PABANAL)

Reported by: Fr. Cris Sabili, OSJ, Community Organizer
Written by: Jing Ocampo
Edited by: Zacri Damo
A total of 2,000 members of PABANAL Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) joined a thanksgiving mass celebrated by Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales on April 30 at the Covered Court Compound of Barangay 649, Zone 68, in Baseco, Manila.

Immediately after, 240 PABANAL officers took their oath as servants of the community. The simple yet moving ceremony was led by the cardinal and SHEC leaders, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, Fr. Asis Bajao, and Fr. Christopher Sabili. Truly, the empowerment of lay leaders, especially poor ones, is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God at work in our on-going history.


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