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.

Friday, August 10, 2012


The continuous heavy pour of rains in the National Capital Region and its neighboring provinces have taken its toll to many families especially those living in danger zones.  Families living in Gasangan and San Juan Areas, Baseco Port Area, Manila especially those near the coast of the sea have either temporarily left their homes for an evacuation center or are bearing the sorry state of being flooded in their own homes.  St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) is assisting a People's Organization in the said place, Port Area of Baseco Neighborhoods Associations League (PABaNAL).  Many of its leaders and members are living in the aforementioned areas.  SHEC offered its office in Baseco, Manila as an evacuation center but it can only accommodate around 5-7 families.  As of now, we need to assist them by extending our help to them.  We would be happy if you could donate food and some other things which they could use while they recover from this calamity.  Please contact Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ with this number, 09228718521 for any questions and/or clarification and please send your donation to St. Hannibal Training Center, 584-A E. Cornejo St., Malibay, Pasay City. 

Thursday, August 09, 2012


As of the time of writing, the leaders of the of St. Hannibal Homeowners' Associations Phases 8,9,10,11 and 12, Tramo Riverside, Barangay 156 have finished the community mapping and have finalized the master list of the qualified beneficiaries for the housing and land acquisition program that they want to implement.

They tentatively scheduled a meeting with Mayor Tony Calixto, Mayor of Pasay City, in order to agree on the Master Development Plan for the said community. The Mayor verbally promised to assist in the site clearing, making of Subdivision plan and the financing of the buildings to be built for the families in the said community.

SHEC would like to thank the following persons, Communities and Institutions who have extended their help in one way or another to the fire victims (as of August 1, 2012):

San Roque Parish (Fr. Paschal Maria Gorgona, Parish Priest)
Caritas-Manila (Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director)
Missionaries of Mary Mother of the Poor (Fr. Fernando Suarez, Founder)
Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus Philippine Quasi Province (Fr. Herman Abcede, RCJ, Major Superior)
Fr. Hannibal Formation Center  (Fr. John Lucas, RCJ, Superior)
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (Fr. Al Flores, RCJ, Superior)
Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies (Fr. Rodolfo Patiag, RCJ, Superior)
Union of Prayer for Vocations (headed by Ms. Sally Magat, President)
St. Hannibal Christian Community
St. Hannibal Homeowners' Association Phase 3
ROGATE Youth Ministry SHaCC and PABaNAL Chapters
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Risos and Family
Ms. Cely Bautista and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Elicano, Sr. and Family
S.M Lazo Medical Clinic Inc. (Baby Tanada, Jonard Agustin, Tess De Leon, A.P. de Leon, Betty Baltazar, Melbien Barrios, Dr. Axibal, Edwin Yecla, Benjie Villanueva, 2 anonymous donors)

Relief goods ready for distribution at SHEC
Relief Distribution at SHEC Office

Please continue praying for us all.  God Bless.