Preparations are underway in the Philippines as the capital prepares for an upcoming visit from U.S. President Barack Obama.
The U.S. and the Philippines have reached a ten-year deal, which would allow a larger U.S. military presence in the Southeast Asian nation.
Territorial spats between the Philippines and China have heated-up in recent years over the South China Sea. The Philippines turned to Washington, a longtime ally, for help to modernize its navy and air force.
Anti-American activists against the agreement are expected to march outside the palace while the presidents meet.