President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Malacanang this afternoon.
The two leaders are set to hold bilateral talks and witness the signing of some cooperation agreements.
Duterte and Li will also see the ceremonial launching of some infrastructure projects like bridges in Manila which are being done with the help of China.
China is also backing the Duterte administration's plan to construct a major drug rehabilitation facility.
Duterte will host a state banquet for the Chinese leader this evening.
Li is the first Chinese premier to visit the Philippines in the last 10 years.