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The cut on the FHRP was made due to the temporary restraining order (TRO) of the Supreme Court on the purchase of Progestin Subdermal Implants.
The FHRP program has an allocation of P2.2 billion in 2016 and more than P1.2 billion in the last quarter of 2015 to be implemented in 2016.
The FHRP budget for this year was reduced by P1 billion but the requirements of the program will still be met, for several reasons:
The DOH can supplement the needed funding for family planning commodities from within the line item of the FHRP. From the P2.28 billion appropriation, the DOH can realign P300 million to family planning commodities from one of the components of the FHRP, he said.
The cut was only specified in the newly signed 2016 national budget, with the FHRP allocation indicated at P2.275 billion, or P1 billion less than the P3.275 billion approved in the House version.
The best solution, she added, was for the executive branch supportive of the RH law to help restore the DOH budget for the FHRP.
Also part of the P828 million remaining balance from last year's P2.6 billion allotment for FHRP was the allocation for family planning implants worth P337.5 million, which later on had been used to procure cervical cancer vaccines when the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order on the implants, and P153.8 million for the school-based immunization.
The 2016 budget for FHRP was reduced by P1 billion, but the budget for the procurement of contraceptives is not zero.
The P1-billion cut is reflected in the amendment on the Special Provision on Purchase and Allocation of Drugs, Medicines and Vaccines, which includes allocations for FHRP.
The decision to cut the allocation for the DOH's Family Health and Responsible Parenting (FHRP) was done after assessing its possible impact on the program, she said.
Legarda justified the P1-billion cut, saying that in 2015, the DOH only utilized a small portion of the fund for the FHRP.
The FHRP, for example, includes items such as: Adolescent Health and Development Program Integration into Curriculum for private and public schools (P3.5 million); Reproduction of Family Planning Materials (P3 million); Family Planning Commodities (P245 million); Injectables (P91 million) IUD (P170 million); "No Scalpel" Vasectomy (P500,000); Bilateral Tubal Ligation Kits (P11 million) and Natural Family Planning Bundle Packs (P31 million).
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