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


SHEC believes on the value of iron sharpening iron (Proverbs 27:17), because ‘doing good’ for the kingdom of God becomes ‘doing better’ in the process. Hence, SHEC always strives for excellence and better ways of doing things. It is with this spirit that the activities for September have been carried out:

The Human Resources Department conducted the Mid-Term Evaluation on September 3, 2009. Staff and volunteers were assessed for their function vis-à-vis the implementation of SHEC’s programs. The activity was facilitated by Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ and Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ at the Delegation House, 24 Calcutta St., Merville Park in Parañaque City.

The Environment Committee continues to promote proper solid waste management to residents of St. Hannibal Subdivision Phase II. A two-day workshop, held on September 4 and 5 at the St. Hannibal Training Center, was handled by SHaCC resource speakers to remind each participants of their role and responsibility as stewards and caretakers of nature.

SHEC participated in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum held at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel from September 7 to 9. The event gave a glimpse of different housing programs of government and private sectors for the benefit of the poor in Asia. Concepts, policies, strategies, disaster management, technologies, and best practices were taken up during the discussions. Delegates are from various sectors: non-government entities, local government units, businessmen, and the academe. This event was co-sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Port Area of Baseco Neighborhood Associations’ League (PABaNAL) hosted the community immersion of nine (9) Architecture students from the University of the Philippines on September 10. The activity started with an orientation on SHEC’s vision, mission, programs and activities, and a presentation on PABaNAL’s community organizing activities. The students will come up with a proposal for Baseco’s Development Plan.

On September 13, a special meeting was conducted by the Justice and Peace Committee for the approval of the proposed management chart and to deliberate on other pending concerns of the committee.

Meanwhile, weekly activities to increase faith and strengthen values were conducted throughout the month. The Education and Youth Committees held Values and Formation Skills Development activities every Sunday for SHEC’s young scholars. Meanwhile, SHaCC leaders facilitated Prayer Encounters each Friday of the month for the benefit of its members.


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