Friday, August 22, 2008

Inauguration St. Hannibal

St. Hannibal Subdivision Phase 1, marked its inauguration last November 2, 2006 at BRGY. 156 Tramo, Pasay City with the presence of His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D. who cut the ceremonial ribbon together with Fr. Joey Tuazon, the Rogationist Fathers and many other guests as witnesses to the grace-filled event. This memorable moment is the start of a new life for almost 300 beneficiaries, who were left homeless last December 21, 2005 when a huge fire raged through their community. The joy of 34 new houses, and the promise of a new life became a reality through the help of Pondo ng Pinoy, Habitat for Humanity - Philippines, the Pasay City Local Government, St. Hannibal Empowerment Center and many friends who supported the effort to build decent houses for the community. Five months of intensive labor by the homeowners and their neighbors turned their dreams into reality.

During the celebration tokens were given to the new homeowners (bible, keys, collection cans for PnP) by Ambassador Henrietta T. De Villa. The subdivision was named in honor of the Founder of the Rogationists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: St. Hannibal Mary di Francia. Fr. Dexter Prudenciano of the Rogationists has been tirelessly working and living among the people of Bgy. Tramo through the St. Hannibal Empowerment Center which he heads as Executive Director.

After many years of waiting, finally they have realized their desire to become homeowners. Estrella Buenaflor, Vice-President of the Association and a new homeowner expressed the gratitude of all through her tearful thanks to those who helped make their dreams come true.

No comments: