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La Salle calls on students, faculty to join anti-‘pork’ rally


10:05 PM August 22nd, 2013

August 22nd, 2013 10:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle Philippines has called on Lasallians to join Monday’s rally in Luneta to protest the graft-tainted pork barrel fund.

“At this extraordinary time in our nation’s life, we Lasallians hear again the call to renew our commitment to good governance,” the network of De La Salle schools said in a statement Thursday.

“As one Lasallian family, let us participate in the efforts to ensure that the government will be transparent, accountable, honest and principled in the use of our nation’s resources,” it said.

Calls to join Monday’s rally have snowballed  on social media with a call for one million people to join the protest in Luneta. Enraged netizens are also organizing similar protest actions in other key cities across the country.

“We also ask our schools in Visayas and Mindanao to join mass action in your cities as there are also groups who are calling for similar mobilization in major cities/towns outside of Metro Manila,” the De La Salle Philippines said.

“It is our hope that our action as a Lasallian family will lead to a deeper commitment to our nation’s good and be based on an educated understanding of the deeper issues involved,” it added.

  • Assembly time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Assembly point: De La Salle University (Taft Campus) at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space, Ground Floor of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.
  • Attire: White shirts and green armbands/ribbons

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