The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the Philippines is now being affected by the a[N1H1] or SWNIE FLU virus. The country's second case of the new H1N1 flu strain in a 50-year-old woman who arrived in the country Wednesday from the United States.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a news conference that the Filipino woman, who was traveling alone, experienced "mild flu symptoms" a day after she arrived from Chicago.

"Her specimen tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1). She only has mild symptoms, which include fever and cough," Duque said.

He said efforts are underway to trace all who were in close contact with the woman, including the airline crew and the household members.

Duque said the woman, whom he declined to identify, is now confined in a private hospital.

On Thursday, Duque announced that a 10-year-old Filipino girl who arrived in the country from travels in the United States and Canada had caught the H1N1 virus, making her the first case in the Philippines.

He said the girl had confirmed positive for the H1N1 flu virus Wednesday, after complaining of fever, cough and sore throat Tuesday, a day after she arrived in the Philippines.

Duque said Sunday the girl "is now almost fully recovered with only a minor sore throat."

"She is completing her anti-viral medication and will be discharged as soon as a repeat H1N1 test is negative," he said.

Aside from the two confirmed cases, he said the Department of Health is also monitoring 10 new suspected cases. This brings to 105 the number of cases monitored since May 1, he said.

Watch Susan Boyle singing Memory from Cats in BRITAIN's GOT TALENT 2009 Semi Finals:

The long wait is over when Folksy singer Kris Allen is declared winner yesterday in "American Idol Season 8" turning judges' favorite Adam Lambert into an also-ran.

Host Ryan Seacrest said on Wednesday's finale that nearly 100 million votes were cast for the finalists. The 23-year-old Allen, a student from Conway, Arkansas, bested the 27-year-old Lambert, a theater actor from San Diego.

The two-hour finale included performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart. Lambert performed with Kiss and Allen dueted with Keith Urban.

Before the announcement, the two finalists dueted on "We are the Champions" with the surviving members of Queen.

Allen gets a record contract along with his "American Idol" title.

American Idol season 7 winner (2008) David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta will stage a concert entitled “David and David Live in Manila” on May 16, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Ground, Pasay City, Philippines.

The two american idols arrived in Manila yesterday. See the video below:

List of Top 100 finalist of most influential people in the world this year 2009 based on Time magazine. Are you on the list?

* Barack Obama
* The Twitter Guys, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone
* Jim Cramer
* The Charter 08 authors
* Tzipi Livni
* Bernie Madoff
* Arianna Huffington
* Pope Benedict XVI
* Rain
* George W. Bush
* Katie Stam
* Alex Rodriguez
* M.I.A.
* Prince
* Bill O'Reilly
* Joaquin Phoenix
* David Plouffe
* Rahm Emanuel
* Dov Charney
* Mark Cuban
* Eric Holder
* Odell Barnes
* Rod Blagojevich
* The Pregnant Man: Thomas Beatie
* Roland Burris
* Stephen Colbert
* Sarah Palin
* The Jonas Brothers
* Britney Spears
* Miley Cyrus
* Angelina Jolie
* John McCain
* Hillary Clinton
* Ron Paul
* Mike Huckabee
* Arnold Schwarzenegger
* Ratan Tata
* Oprah Winfrey
* Tina Fey
* Michelle Obama
* Katie Couric
* Michael Phelps
* Kobe Bryant
* Lil' Wayne
* Mukesh Ambani
* Ron Bloom
* Bill Gross
* Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
* Warren Buffett
* Carlos Slim
* T. Boone Pickens
* Ram Charan
* Neel Kashkari
* James Lockhart
* Jamie Dimon
* Michael Duke
* Ken Lewis
* Dick Kovacevich
* Sheila Bair
* Charlie Gasparino
* Tim Geithner
* Meredith Whitney
* General Petraeus
* Abdul Rahman al-Rashed
* Michelle Rhee
* Nancy Pelosi
* Elizabeth Warren
* Gordon Brown
* Boris Johnson
* Benjamin Netanyahu
* Asif Ali Zardari
* Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
* Morgan Tsvangirai
* Robert Mugabe
* Paul Kagame
* Richard Kelly
* Alexander Lebedev
* Ronnie Screwvala
* Steve Jobs
* Jeff Kindler
* Nouriel Roubini
* Yochiro Nambu
* Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller
* Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki
* Douglas Melton
* Nicholas Christakis
* Nate Silver
* Rowan Williams
* Paul Krugman
* Dr. Alain Carpentier
* Doris A. Taylor
* Roland Fryer
* Steven Chu
* Connie Hedegaard
* Jon Favreau
* Rachel Maddow
* Rush Limbaugh
* Kate Winslet
* Seth MacFarlane
* Damien Hirst
* William Kentridge
* Danny Boyle
* Gustavo Dudamel
* Renzo Piano
* Ricky Gervais
* Dan Barber
* Will Wright
* Hugh Jackman
* Clint Eastwood
* Roberto Saviano
* Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III
* Jeff Bezos
* Rick Warren
* Patrick Swayze
* Tiger Woods
* Danica Patrick
* Manny Pacquiao
* Jessica Jackley
* Rafael Nadal
* Dalai Lama
* Vladimir Putin
* Hu Jintao
* Jacob Zuma
* Anwar Ibrahim
* Ben Bernanke
* Muqtada al-Sadr
* Robert Gates
* Sonia Gandhi
* Baitullah Mehsud
* Evo Morales
* Ma Ying-jeou
* Brad Pitt
* Lance Armstrong
* Kaká
* Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum
* Yoani Sénchez
* Madeeha Hasan Odhaib
* Tony Blair
* Aung San Suu Kyi
* George Mitchell
* Craig Venter
* Larry Brilliant
* Jeff Han
* Nancy Brinker
* Peter Pronovost
* Eric Chivian and Richard Cizik
* Mary Lou Jepsen
* Mark Zuckerberg
* Tyler Perry
* Khaled Hosseini
* Rem Koolhaas
* Judd Apatow
* George Clooney
* Suze Orman
* Sister Mary Scullion
* Stephenie Meyer
* Takashi Murakami
* Indra Nooyi
* Ali al-Naimi
* Rupert Murdoch
* John Chambers
* Jay Adelson
* Steve Ballmer
* Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
* Jeffrey Immelt
* Tom Ford
* Lloyd Blankfein
* Mo Ibrahim
* Ted Kennedy
* Nadya (Octomom) Suleman
* Tom Hanks
* Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
* The View
* Jay Leno
* Dan Houser
* Angela Merkel
* Shigeru Miyamoto
* Leonard Abess
* Kevin Rudd
* Stella McCartney
* Zac Efron
* Eric Cantor
* Newt Gingrich
* Jeff Kinney
* Tom Dart
* Sam Zell
* David McKiernan
* Ryan Schreiber
* Michael Rapino
* Jonathan Krohn
* T-Pain
* Tucker Max
* Jon Stewart
* Taylor Swift
* moot
* Gamal Mubarak
* Kanye West
* Matthew Weiner
* Malcolm Gladwell
* Cory Booker
* John Boehner
* Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
* Michael Bloomberg


Team Pacquiao headed by Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao celebrated their victory party after his spectacular two-round demolition to the British fighter Ricky "Hitman" Hatton on Saturday.

Team Pacquiao members decided to hold the Mass in a function room at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. They said the new venue was an added precaution to prevent Pacquiao from contracting any illness, particularly the A ( H1N1 ) influenza virus.

Manny even sang a few songs with his band and songwriter Lito Camo.

Team Pacquiao Victory Party Video in Las Vegas

Martin Nievera singing Lupang Hinirang in The Battle of the East and West : Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "Hitman" Hatton fight. Is that really the tone of that song? Its sounds JAZZ. What do you think?

Watch the Battle of East and West : Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "Hitman" Hatton to see how the people champ - Manny Pacquiao Hit the Hitman in just two rounds. To see is to believe watch it now!

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