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, March 14, 2011

The first is usually the best. Accordingly, in the Bible, first fruits are always offered to God (see Lev 2:14). The first fruits of the first month of 2011 are SHEC’s special offering or contribution to the Church’s on-going mission to proclaim the Kingdom of God, especially to the poor and oppressed.
Happy Birthday, Fr. Dex! Happy Priestly Anniversary, Fr. Orville and Fr. Dex!
January 11 and January 21 are special, for on these days the first fruits, the first priests of SHEC celebrate their respective birth into the order of the priesthood. January 11 is not only the natal day of Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ (Executive Director) but also his ordination day. Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ (Asst. Executive Director) commemorates his promotion to the Holy Orders on January 21. Fr. Dex is already 8 years in the priesthood, while Fr. Orville has reached his fifth year as ‘another Christ.’ More power to SHEC’s pioneer Kingdom apostles!

Phase 2 Subdivision In Progress
The work of God can never be stopped. It dynamically unfolds as Kingdom workers continue to work zealously for the well-being of the least. Thanks to the effort of SHEC’s Housing Program under George Espin, the City Council of Pasay has conducted a hearing for the approval of the Subdivision Plan of Phase 2 last January 24, 2011. Truly, this is again an unfolding work of God for his beloved anawim.

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano!

‘A healthy mind in a healthy body,’ so goes the Latin saying. This axiom tells sharply that the Kingdom of God is very much concerned with the total person (body-and-soul), and not the soul only. To promote care for the body, twenty one leaders of SHaCC attended a training on Qigong Exercises last January 25-26, 2011. Held at the St. Hannibal Training Center, the purpose of the seminar was to train the leaders so they can lead their constituents during morning exercises. The event was facilitated by Dr. Karlo Pedro, Dr. Jon Paolo Pineda and Dr. Mario Prado.

Happy Foundation Day, SHEC, SHaCC and PABaNAL!
Last January 30, 2011, the first month ended to commemorate the ‘birthday’ or foundation day of SHEC, SHaCC and PABaNAL at the covered court of Brgy. Baseco Port Area, Manila. It was indeed a cause for rejoicing since the communities have continued to manifest that the Kingdom of God is growing, from a small mustard seed into a robust tree where the needy may find comfort and shelter. Happy Foundation Day!