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REPT]BLICOF TFIEPHILIPPINES

SUPREMECOIIRT
Manila

SECONDDIVISION

I{OTICE
Sirs/Mesdames:
Please take notice that the Court, Second Division, issued a Resolution
dated 17 June 2015 which readsasfollows:
*G.R. No. 217872 (Alliance For The Family Foundation Philippines, Inc.
[ALFI] and Atty. Maria ConcepcionS. Noche, in her own behalf and as President
of ALFI, et al. vs.Dr. Junette L. Garin, Secretary-Designateof the Department of
Healtlt, et al.).- After deliberatingon the petition for certiorari,prohibition/mandamus
assailingthe mannerof implementationof RepublicAct No. 10354(RH Law) by the
responsibleofficers of the Departmentof Health (DOH) and Food and Drug
Administration(FDA) and all personsacting for and on their behalf,asbeing contrary
to the RH Law and the Judgmentof the SupremeCourt and carried out without
observanceof due processand with grave abuseof discretionamountingto lack or
excessof jurisdiction, with prayerfor the urgent issuanceof a temporaryrestraining
order and/or writ of preliminary prohibitory and mandatory injunction, seeking
amongothers:[1] to enjoin the respondentpublic officers,and all personsacting for
and on their behalf from procuring,selling,distributing,dispensingor administering
andlor allowing or pursuing the procurement,sale, distribution dispensationor
administrationof reproductiveproductsand supplies,including contraceptivedrugs
and devices, and L2] to cancel and withdraw any and all registrations or recertificationsmade of reproductiveproductsand supplies,including contraceptive
drugsand devices,and to prohibit the sale,distribution,administrationand useof the
same,and it appearingthat the FDA had alreadycertified two (2) types of Implanon
known to have abortifacient character,and registered andlor re-certified other
contraceptivedrugs and deviceswithout holding any hearing or consultation;with
further prayerthat this Court annul and nullify the certifications,orders,resolutions
for the registrationandlorre-certificationof contraceptivedrugs and devicesby the
FDA andthe DOH for havingbeenissuedwithout or in excessofjurisdiction or with
grave abuse of discretionamountingto lack or excessof jurisdiction, the Court
resolvesto REQUIRE respondents
to file COMMENT on the petition,not a motion
to dismiss,within ten (10) daysfrom notice,andto ISSUE, effectiveimmediatelyand
continuing until further orders from this Court a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING
ORDER enjoining the respondents,
their representatives,
agentsor other persons
acting on their behalf from: [1] granting any and all pending applicationsfor
registration andlor recertification for reproductiveproducts and supplies including
contraceptive
drugsand devices;and [2] procuring,selling,distributing,dispensingor
administering,advertisingand promotingthe hormonalcontraceptive"Implanon" and
"Implanon NXT." Leonen, J., on fficial leave; Jardeleza, J., designatedacting
memberper S.O.No. 2056."

Very truly yours,

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.PAGE 2DR. JANETTEL. GARIN (x)
Secreta.4y-Designate
Departmentof Health
Sta.Cruz,Manila
ATTY. NICOLAS B. LUTERO III (x)
AssistantSecretaryDepartmentof Health
Officer-in-Charge,
FoodandDrug Administration
Civic Drive, FilinvestCorporateCity
Alabang,MuntinlupaCity
MARIA LOURDESC. SANTIAGO(x)
Office-in-Charge,
Centerfor Drug RegulationandResearch
FoodandDrug Administration
Civic Drive, FilinvestCorporationCity
Alabang,MuntinlupaCity
OFFICEOF TIIE SOLICITORGENERAL(x)
134AmorsoloStreet
1229LegaspiVillage
Makati City
ATTY. MARIA CONCEPCIONS.NOCrm (x)
Counselfor Petitioner
9l MelchorStreet,LoyolaHeights
1108QuezonCity
ALLIANCE FOR THE FAMILY FOUNDATIONPHILS.,
INc. (ALFI) (x)
Unit 530,RichvilleCorporate
Tower,MadrigalBusiness
Park
I 107 Alabang-Zapote
Road
MuntinlupaCity
PUBLIC TNFORMATIONOFFTCE(x)
SupremeCourt,Manila
Pleasenotff theCourtofany changein your address.

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REPUBLICOF TI{E PHILIPPINES
SUPREMECOURT
Manila
SECONDDIVISION

ALLIANCE FOR THE FAMILY
FOLINDATIONPHILIPPINES,INC. (ALFI)
AND ATTY. MARIA CONCEPCIONS.NOCHE,
IN HER OWN BEHALF AND AS PRE,SIDENT
oF ALFI' ET AL"
Petitioners,
- versus-

G.R. l{o. 217872

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

DR. JANETTEL. GARIN, SECRETARYDESIGNATEOF THE DEPARTMENTOF
HEALTH, ET AL.,
Respondents.
-----------x
x ----------TO:

(x)
DR.JANETTEL. GARTN
Secretary-Designate
Department
of Health
StaCruz.Manila
ATTY-NICOLASB. LUTEROlll(x)
Asst.Secreiary,Department
of Health
Officer-in-Charge,
Foodand DrugAdministration
(x)
MARIALOURDES
C. SANTIAGO
Officer-in-Charge,
andResearch
Centerfor DrugRegulation
FoodandDrugAdministration
CivicDrive,Filinvest
Corporate
City
Alabang,
Muntinlupa
City
THESOLICITOR
GENERAL(x)
134Amorsolo
Street
1229LegaspiVillage,
MakatiCity

GREETINGS:
WHEREAS,the SupremeCourton 17 June2015promulgated
a resolution
in the above-entitled
case,the dispositiveof whichreads:
n'G.R. No. 217872 (Alliance For The Family Foundation
Philippines,lnc. [ALFI] and Atty. Maria ConcepcionS. Noche,in her
own behalf and as President of ALFI, et al. vs. Dr. Janette L. Garin,
Secretary-Designateof the Department of Health, et al.).- After
prohibition/mandamus
deliberating
on the petitionfor certiorari,
assailing
the mannerof implementation
of Republic
Act No. 10354(RHLaw)by the
responsible
officersof the Department
of Health(DOH)and FDA (Food
and DrugAdministration)
andall personsactingfor andon theirbehalf,as
beingcontraryto the RH Law and the Judgmentof the SupremeCourt
and carriedout withoutobservance
of due processandwithgraveabuse
of discretionamounting
with prayerfor
to lack or excessof jurisdiction,
the urgent issuanceof a temporaryrestrainingorder and/orwrit of
preliminary

prohibitory
and mandatoryinjunction,seekingamongothers:[1] to enjoin
publicofficers,and all personsactingfor and on their
the respondent
procuring,
dispensingor administering
selling,distributing,
behalffrom
and/or allowing or pursuing the procurement,sale, distribution
productsand supplies,
of reproductive
dispensation
or administration
including
contraceptive
drugsanddevices,and [2]to cancelandwithdraw
products
madeof reproductive
anyandall registrations
or re-certifications
to
drugsand devices,.and prohibit
and supplies,includingcontraceptive
and use of the same, and it
the sale, distribution,administration
appearingthat the FDA had alreadycertifiedtwo (2) typesof lmplanon
character,and registeredand/orre-certified
knownto have abortifacient
deviceswithoutholdingany hearingor
drugs
and
other contraceptive
prayer
that this Court annul and nullifythe
with further
consultation;
and/orre-certification
for the registration
certifications,
orders,resolutions
of contraceptive
drugsand devicesby the FDA and the DOHfor having
or with graveabuseof
been issuedwithoutor in excessof jurisdiction
the Courtresolves
to lackor excessof jurisdiction,
discretion
amounting
on the petition,not a motion
to file GOMMENT
to REQUIRErespondents
to dismiss,withinten (10) days from notice,and to ISSUE,effective
immediatelyand continuinguntil further orders from this Court a
their
ORDERenjoiningthe respondents,
TEMPORARYRESTRAINING
representatives,
agentsor otherpersonsactingon theirbehalffrom: t1l
granting any and all pending applicationsfor registrationand/or
recertificationfor reproductiveproducts and supplies including
selling,distributing,
contraceptive
drugsand devices;and [2] procuring,
dispensingor administering,
advertisingand promotingthe hormonal
"lmplanon"and "lmplanonNXT.' Leonen,J., on official
contraceptive
leave;Jardeleza,J., designated
actingmemberper S.O. No.2056."
NOW, THEREFORE, effective immediately and continuing until further
orders from this Court, You, the respondents,your agents,representatives,and all
otherpersonsacting on your behalf are herebyRESTRAINED from: [1] granting
any and all pending application for reproductive products and supplies, including
contraceptive drugs and devices; and l2l procuring, selling, distributing,
dispensing or

administering, advertising and promoting

the

hormonal

contraceptive"Implanon" and'olmplanonNXT."

GIVEN by the HONORABLE SENIOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
ANTONIO T. CARPIO, Chairpersonof the SecondDivision of the Supreme
Courtof thePhilippines,
on 17June2015.

Verytruly yours,

Hsfu,"
,^NW$l
DivisionClerko

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Copyfurnished:
ATTY.MARIACONCEPCION
S. NOCHE(x)
Counselfor Petitioners
91 MelchorStreet,LoyolaHeights
1108QuezonCity

ALLIANCEFOR THE FAMILYFOUNDATIONPHlLS.,lNC. (ALFI)(x)

Park
Business
Tower,Madrigal
Corporate
Unit530Richville
Road
1107Alabang-Zapote
City
Muntinlupa