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, June 21, 2010

JULY 2009

Aleluya and Amen are not only words of worship, faith and justice. They are also titles of inspiring songs—among other titles—written, arranged, and performed by SHEC artists. The CD titled, ‘Ang Kaharian ng Dios, Maria Ina ng Mahihirap’ (The Kingdom of God, Mary Mother of the Poor—containing 20 original compositions about Jesus’ mission of justice and liberation for the poor and the oppressed and Mary’s role in this mission—was launched on July 12, 2009 at the MonteMaria Tent in Barangay Pagkilatan, Batangas City. Father Fernando Suarez and company graciously hosted the simple yet joyous event. SHEC staff, volunteers, and representatives from SHaCC and Pabanal were also present to dedicate these uplifting melodies to God. Father Dex Prudenciano, RCJ, spearheaded this music project. Joining him in the team of composers, singers and musicians were Lynly and Evangeline Lacdang, Noel Espenida, Richard Domanico, Jake Metin, and Jeff Shannon, CC.

Also on July 12th, the Housing Committee led by Ramon Espin, visited the Social Housing Finance Corporation in Makati City to seek advice on delinquent SHEC beneficiaries. SHFC Legal Department Head Atty. Del Rosario has assured SHEC that letters personally-handed to these beneficiaries (as distinguished from registered mails) are considered valid. This was relieving news, assuring SHEC officers of the legitimacy of their actions.

To enhance the support services to housing beneficiaries, 14 Pabanal Phase Secretaries participated and successfully completed the 1st Training Module on Basic Computer Literacy held on July 25, 2009. SHaCC Trainers who facilitated the sessions were Robina Ong, Jocelyn Santajo, Josmar Sullano, and Eden Bathan. Baseco community organizer Fr. Christopher Sabili was in charge of the overall program. SHEC is truly a breeding ground of empowerment and learning, for which God has to be praised and thanked.


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