Police have arrested at least seven individuals, one of whom admitted that his recipe for oplosan, a term for home-brewed alcohol, included mosquito repellent, cough syrup, and pure alcohol.
Two years ago Beijing and Manila fought over maritime sovereignty; this week the Chinese president agreed to give the Philippines more money.
US leader had abandoned 12-nation trade deal last year, three days after he took office.
With North Korea denuclearization summits looming, media coverage of the drills has so far been limited.
Two journalists face years in prison unless they are pardoned following the new year festival of Thingyan.
Most of the children and teenagers have faced repeated displacement after being attacked by the Myanmar military, often under heavy artillery fire.
Chinese crackdown on these defectors could get worse as the North improves diplomatic relations and engages in nuclear talks.
China and Brunei dispute a tract of the South China Sea, but an economic slump could give China a lead in exploring the waters for oil.
The Philippines came in world second after the United States for numbers of Facebook users whose personal information may have been mined.
Chinese leader's pledges to press forward with reforms are not new, but it may be enough to get the two sides to take a step toward negotiations.
US leader cites disparate tariffs the two countries impose on vehicle exports.