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, October 12, 2012


Rogate: Mission Inside Out. Mission is both an inner and an outer journey. One connects to God at the core of one’s being (see Gal 4:7). As a result of this connectivity, one is poured out in mission for total human and cosmic salvation. In this year of the mission, it is fitting to emphasize that Jesus’ mission—in which we share and which we ought to continue—was essentially, among others, about Good News to the poor (see Lk 4:18). In our contemporary language, ‘Good News to the poor’ may be concretely translated as wellbeing, healthy humans and robust ecology, no poverty and injustice, equitable sharing of goods, no slums, clean air, refreshing environment, peace and order, education for all, decent living, humane conditions and the like. To work for these was Jesus’ passion. It was St. Hannibal’s passion. It is SHEC’s passion. It is an essential dimension of the Rogate which inspires and moves SHEC to do mission this August.

RYMSC helps flood victims. Emulating the passion and compassion of Jesus and St. Hannibal, the Rogate Youth Ministry, SHEC Chapter (RYSMC) helped in the transportation of relief goods for the flood victims at Baseco Port Area, Manila. Young as they are, the youth leaders and members have done a mission which is integral in nature.  This noble activity was conducted last August 12, 2012.

Mayor Calixto meets SHEC leaders. Last August 24, 2012 Fr. Orville R. Cajigal, RCJ and some leaders of the different phases of SHEC met with Mayor Antonino Calixto of Pasay City. They informed the Mayor about their present situation, presented their plans and asked him for his support. The fruitful meeting which was meant to improve the conditions of the urban poor was held at the conference are of the Pasay City hall.  

Music session for RYMSC. People empowerment is also about enhancing the potentials and talents of people, especially of the youth. To realize this aspect of the youths’ formation, a music session was conducted at the St. Hannibal Training Center last August 26, 2012. It was facilitated by some students of St. Scholastica’s College. Leaders and members of the Rogate Youth Ministry, SHEC Chapter (RYSMC) participated in said music program.


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