On April 18, 2016, the members of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) along with barangay Luksuhin captain Cynthia and the councilors held a monthly meeting at the barangay hall of barangay Luksuhin, Alfonso, Cavite.
Topics included analysis of children’s (0-17 years old) statistics collected in 2015 and the method of survey on the same statistics this year in barangay Luksuhin.
Dra. Manzo, the municipal health director, stated that DOH (the Department of Health) will begin distributing sub-dermal contraceptive implants if the Supreme Court removes the temporary restraining order, which may happen in August.
If the temporary restraining order is removed, all the women in this country will be benefited by receiving free birth control implants which is said to be effective for two years or more at each barangay/municipal health center.
The Supreme Court in July 2015 issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the DOH from “procuring, selling, distributing, dispensing or administering, advertising, and promoting” contraceptive implants after Alliance of the Family Foundation Philippines Inc. (ALFI) appealed to ban the product for its alleged “abortifacient” side effects.
More than P860 million earmarked for the procurement of contraceptive implants was cut from the 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA).