Obama heads to Philippines on final leg of Asia tour
28 April 2014 Last updated at 05:23 BST
US President Barack Obama arrives in the Philippines shortly on the final leg of his Asia tour, as the two sides signed a military co-operation deal.
The accord, signed in Manila, allows a bigger US military presence in the South East Asian nation.
It comes with Manila embroiled in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing over parts of the South China Sea.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.