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.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Rogate: Pro-poor Spirituality. In the Old Testament, Yahweh is outstanding as the God of the poor; Jesus in the New Testament preached the Good News to the poor; Mary is obviously a poor mother, and needless to say the mother of the poor; the outpouring of the Spirit in Acts resulted in community members who shared belongings so that nobody would be in need. St. Hannibal was inspired and moved much by the Trinity and Mary with regard to the passion to serve the poor. This serves as inspiration for SHEC to continue a pro-poor spirituality against all odds.

Farm Project Booming. Part of SHEC's Kingdom mission is to promote healthy living just as Jesus cared for the health of people in Palestine, especially the poor. Accordingly, organic corn farming is done at Bulacan. Last July 3, 2015, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ visited the farm in order to supervise the application of organic fertilizers.

The Rogate is essentially pro-poor. So goes the gist of the talk of Father Chiamperini who shared about the relation between the poor and the Rogate spirituality. This opportune moment was held at FDFCS, Don Jose Green Court, San Dionisio, Sucat, Paranaque last July 4, 2015. It was attended by the RCJ priests and brothers, the DDZ sisters, UPV's and other guests. The day after, JULY 5, 2015 Father Chiamperini visited SHEC to share, though for a very limited time, in the life of the communities assisted by SHEC. With Father Chiamberini were Fathers Daniel Kim and Jomarie Ezpeleta. They were impressed with the way and extent of people empowerment which happened at SHEC.

Father Dexter inspires RCJ postulants. For two days, last July 6-8, 2015, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ shared the two essentials of the Rogationist congregation, using the biblical, charismatic and ecclesiological perspectives at the Rogate Center, Merville Park, Paranaque City. The postulants found the sharing as inspiring, refreshing, motivating and empowering. They resolved to share what they learned with other seminarians.

Feeding Program at Baseco. Last July 19, 2015, a meeting with concerned children for a feeding program was held at Baseco, Manila. The meeting was meant to finalize some details which was eventually accomplished with the help of PABANAL leaders.

Coach Carter "teaches" RYMSC. Coach Carter may just be a movie, but it is a good source of values from which leaders and members of the Rogate Youth Ministry, SHEC Chapter or RYMSC can learn matters to ponder and live by. The film was viewed at the St. Hannibal Training Center, 584-A Cornejo St., Malibay, Pasay City last July 19, 2015.