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, December 01, 2014


Rogate: Spirituality of Unfailing Concern/Love for the Poor. SHEC’s essence lies in its spirituality as a concrete manifestation or proof of God’s love for the poor. The Philippine Church has embraced a character of being a Church of the Poor in the light of Jesus’ Kingdom mission which has Good News to the Poor as its core kingdom blessing (see Lk 4:16-21). This Gospel insight and inspiration moved St. Hannibal to be especially compassionate to the poor. His person, his love, his words, his actions had been concrete proofs that God’s providence to the poor never fails. This, needless to say, is the legacy which SHEC strives to continue this month of September.

RYMSC General Assembly. The Church which SHEC serves is essentially Church because of people who are envisioned as empowered and empowering. The holistic growth of communities, therefore, is constitutive of SHEC’s mission. Fostering this, the Rogate Youth Ministry, SHEC Chapter, held a general assembly last September 7, 2014 at the St. Hannibal Training Center584-A E. Cornejo St., Malibay, Pasay City. The purposes of the gathering were to invite new members for the RYMSC and to orient the participants regarding the activities for the whole year. 81 leaders and potential members participated in the assembly.

Congratulations, Bro. Joseph! On the same day, SHEC rejoiced with Bro. Joseph In Soon Choi, RCJ as he renewed his vows at the chapel of De Gracia, Port Area of Baseco, Manila. The celebration was participated in by SHEC priests, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, Fr. Arlene Gumangan, some Rogationist brothers, Pabanal members, Tita Azon, Ms. Josie Karo, some Pabanal youth, friends and collaborators. Mabuhay, Bro. Choi! (More Pictures)(videos)

Meeting with Atty. Paul Vega. Last Sept. 8, 2014, some members of Brgy. 182, Pasay City met with Gemma Ortega and Atty. Paul Vega to discuss and agree on the details of vacating their existing structures within the 3 meter easement of Maricaban Creek and the 18 thousand rental assistance of DSWD. The meeting was held at the Pasay City Hall, F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City.

Formation Session. Growing holistically in the Christian life necessitates regular formation programs. Accordingly, last Sept. 21, 2014, leaders and members of the RYMSC had a formation session at the St. Hannibal Training Center, Malibay, Pasay City. The formation activity focused on the deepening of knowledge about one’s self.