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.