Historical Background Print
The formation of the Saint Hannibal Empowerment Center, Inc. (SHEC) is a result of a long organizing process undertaken by a group of Rogationist priests and brothers under the leadership of Fr. Gabriel Flores, RCJ.  On June 1998, the group began with community immersion in Pasay City, specifically in the depressed areas of six Barangays located in Malibay, Maricaban, Tramo and Apelo Cruz.  The immersion lasted for five years within which the concerned group of Rogationists lived and closely interacted with the people. Eventually, as the needs and concerns of the communities were expressed and explored in depth, the SHEC has been established to allow for a more organized and structured approach to helping the communities. The SHEC was officially established on December 2003 through the setting up of an office in Barangay 165, Rodriguez, and Malibay, right inside one of the depressed areas and within easy access by the other communities.  This was made possible through the blessing of Fr. Giorgio Nalin, RCJ, Superior General of the Rogationists and the approval of the Philippine-Indian Delegation headed by Fr. Bruno Rampazzo, RCJ, Major Superior and through the permission granted by His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, DD, in collaboration with the Parish Priests of San Juan Nepomuceno, San Roque and Mary Comforter of the Afflicted. The organization became a SEC-registered non-stock, non-profit organization on July 2005.