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 23, 2014


Rogate: Spirituality of Truth and Justice. When Jesus preached the Kingdom, he taught that the truth goes with justice (see Mt. 23:23). No wonder, Pope Francis puts much emphasis on justice. Accordingly, the Rogate has justice at its core, just as St. Hannibal preached justice by helping the poor be alleviated from poverty. It is the month of May 2014, and SHEC draws inspirations from Pope Francis who, in his message for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, May 11, 2014, encourages all of us to live out our respective vocations as witnesses to the truth, by letting “grow in us the joy of cooperating with God in the service of the Kingdom of mercy and truth, of justice and peace.”

Meeting For Phase 3 Housing Project. May 15, 2014, Fr. Arlene Gumangan, RCJ meets with the Project Inter-Agency Committee (PIAC) members composed by the Hon. Imelda Calixto Rubiano, Hon. Mayor Calixto and Maj. Gen. Vicente Guerzon to discuss the awards and arbitration committee resolution as well as the amendments of housing code of policies, and other pertinent matters. Meeting’s venue is the MIAA Board Room, 4th Floor, MIAA Administration Building, Pasay City.

Baseco Soil Test. May 20, 2014, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ coordinates with the Philippine Reclamation Authority to conduct soil testing in Baseco in order to determine the place’s suitability for housing project.

Gabi Ng Kabataan. May 31, 2014, under the guidance of Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the ROGATE youth leaders and members of SHaCC and PABaNAL chapters celebrate the Gabi Ng Kabataan to pray for the welfare of the St. Hannibal Christian Community. Through prayers, processions and programs, and with the intercession of St. Hannibal, the youth storm heaven for God’s blessings. The activity also binds them more as community of Kingdom apostles. The gathering is set at the St. Hannibal Subdivision, Phase 2, Rodriguez St., Malibay, Pasay City. The event was also meant to celebrate the Feast of St. Hannibal.