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Holy Wars: Top 10 Pinoy Church Smackdowns
We list the fiery encounters in the name of all that’s good and holy.
Published on: Apr 10, 2012 - 8:00am

Dr. Esperanza Cabral stood up to the Church's anti-condom rants.


5. The Church vs. Esperanza Cabral

Fight scene: As part of a health campaign in 2010, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Esperanza Cabral distirbuted free condoms on Valentine's Day. GMA News Online reported then: "Two bishops, Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles and Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes, demanded her resignation as they maintained the church’s stand that condoms promote sexual promiscuity especially among the youth."

Outcome: Cabral was unfazed by what the Church said about her. She did not resign from her post. However, she was appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. So, when President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III took over, Cabral was also replaced by Dr. Enrique Ona.

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  • Leo j Nagali
    One person does not make a Church. Why generalize? This article is full of bigotry.
    Jan 28 2013 @ 11:06pm     Reply  
    'DI LANG clerics ang i criticize pati mga cults and paninira nila.kung iba 'yun nag kade mandahan na.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:09am     Reply  
  • emow
    the members of the different religious denominations do not give up their citizenship by being a member of their respective groups, therefore their right to express their point of view into national issues is guaranteed by the Constitution.... Disagree with them? Fine, don't follow them.. what's the worst they can do to you? Send you to hell? i find these people applying double standard with members of congregations as if they are second class citizens... Oppose them if you don't agree... but engaging in derogatory bashing is not very civilized...
    Apr 19 2012 @ 09:21pm     Reply  
  • jake33
    Funny list, goes to show how can be so biased and anti with the Catholic Church.
    Apr 19 2012 @ 12:02pm     Reply  
  • itsabrightday
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    Apr 18 2012 @ 10:11am     Reply  
  • jake32
    Funny list, goes to show how shallow/st*p*d the Catholic church in the country is.
    Apr 10 2012 @ 07:39pm     Reply  
  • Scott
    What a considerate list. No mention of pedophile priests at all.
    Apr 10 2012 @ 05:49pm     Reply  
  • Tere
    Sobra naman kayo. The priest have a right to speak up what he's against.
    Apr 10 2012 @ 05:32pm     Reply  
  • Krissy
    So kawawa naman the Church. So many enemies. Pati Angry Birds.
    Apr 10 2012 @ 04:59pm     Reply  
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