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NOT all of them hurt their targets physically. Many of them use other means to show power over their victims: Name-calling (using hurting/unfair labels and terms in order to make other people feel/look inferior and unacceptable.

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THE issue of labor contractualization figured prominently in the last election campaign with all the presidential candidates endorsing the move to abolish – or at least to revise it and keep it within reasonable bounds.

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Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’

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I have been dating a particular friend for several months now. We have such a great time together, and he is the perfect boyfriend in most respects. We’re more than friends but not lovers. My problem is that he seems to be under the impression that I really love him. I know that I’m hurting our friendship by not being honest. He is too needy for me, and I am too independent for him. I have tried to discourage him but I can’t seem to come right out and tell him that there is no way we can be sweethearts.

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HERE are some queries that may contextualize the highly emotional issue over the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ final resting place.

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Next was Alex Santos, with an NGO called Think Tank Convenor for Duterte Governance. “Governance,” he emphasized, “not government.” Mr. Santos set off a round of noisy chatter as he and his colleagues, including the physicist Dr. Rogelio Posadas, are for nuclear energy: “The only way to create jobs is to industrialize. The only way to industrialize is to bring down the cost of energy. That means nuclear energy, 79 percent cheaper than oil.”

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