COTABATO CITY - Nine people were killed Thursday in a bombing inside a passenger bus in the southern Philippines, the military and police said.

MANILA, Philippines - Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a regional trial court judge in the northern Philippines on Monday, prompting calls to exempt judges from a current gun ban.

MANILA, Philippines - Government prosecutors on Friday charged a popular Manila artist and tour guide with offending Roman Catholics after he disrupted Mass at the capital's main cathedral to protest the clergy's opposition to contraception.

MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine court has sentenced a father to 14,400 years in prison after he was convicted of the near-daily rape of his teenage daughter over the course of a year.

SAN FRANCISCO - A former Philippines president and another prominent politician are being sued in federal court in San Francisco over claims of complicity in the high-profile slaying of a Manila publicist.
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