President Obama visits Philippines US President Barack Obama completes his four-nation Asia tour with a visit to the Philippines. He is scheduled to meet Philippine President Benigno Aquino during his two-day stopover. He will discuss expanding US military ties with Manila, including forging a new defence agreement, as well as territorial disputes with China over rocks in the South China Sea. Obama earlier visited Japan, South Korea and Malaysia in a bid to cement regional ties. Government quizzed over Lamma ferry disaster Director of Public Prosecutions Keith Yeung Kar-hung takes questions on the Lamma ferry disaster at a meeting of the Legislative Council's economic development panel. This follows the release of a partial government report last week that said that 17 unnamed Marine Department officials were involved in misconduct or "suspected criminality" relating to the tragedy. Relatives of the 39 people who died were unhappy that the full report was not released. Carrie Lam speaks about political reform Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor discusses political reform in a speech she gives to Rotarians. Her speech comes ahead of the close of public consultation at the end of this week on how to choose the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 and the legislature in 2016. The pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions separately announces its proposals, which are expected to anger pan-democrats. Legislators visit West Kowloon terminus Legislators visit the West Kowloon terminus of the high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The visit follows an admission by the MTR Corporation that the link will not open until 2017 because of damage to a tunnel boring machine and difficult geological conditions at the terminus. Some legislators say the MTR has not revealed the full reasons for the delay. Members of the railways subcommittee will discuss the issue next Monday. Brotherhood verdicts expected in Egypt Verdicts are expected today in the trial of the most senior leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and more than 680 other protesters, who face charges of inciting violence and murder over the deaths of eight anti-Brotherhood protesters in Cairo last year. The trial started a day after 528 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi were sentenced to death by the same court. Former Israeli PM faces his fate Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert awaits sentencing in the country's largest-ever bribery case. Olmert was found guilty last month of accepting US$160,000 in bribes from real estate developers while he was mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2002. He could serve as many as seven years in jail.