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Religious groups and Catholic school students may be among those taking part in Monday’s protest actions seeking the abolition of the pork barrel system on Monday.

The Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) said its members will join protesters demanding an end to corruption in government.

“Truly, a government that is committed to a ‘tuwid na daan’ cannot co-exist with a system that is based on patronage and corruption,” the AMRSP said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines news site.

It noted the protest action will be held at the Luneta in Manila from 6 a.m. to noon.

In August 2013, several organizations also gathered in Luneta to condemn corruption in the government.

AMRSP also demanded an impartial and speedy investigation of all parties involved in the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program controversies “regardless of affiliation.”

“We also demand a full accounting of all the funds related to DAP,” they said.

Meanwhile, students of the University of Santo Tomas are also expected at Monday’s action.

The central student government tweeted an invitation to students to join the “TOMASINO PARA SA BAYAN: UST Against Pork!” March from UST to Plaza Salamanca, Taft & Plaza Salamanca, Taft to Luneta Park.

It said assembly will be at the UST Chapel with participants asked to wear white “as a symbol of solidarity.Joel Locsin /LBG, GMA News

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