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Manny Pacquiao Currently #9 in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2009

TIME Magazine is once again conducting an online survey to find out this year's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Our very own Manny Pacquiao is currently at no. 9 out of the 203 finalists this year.

TIME shortlisted 203 different personalities in diverse fields like politics, science, sports, technology, entertainment and the arts.

Our Pambansang Kamao is currently behind the pop princess Britney Spears with 561,434 votes. Pacman is slightly popular than The Jonas Brothers who are at no. 14 and even US President Barrack Obama who is currently at no. 16.

Here’s what TIME has to say about Manny Pacquiao:

PRO: The Filipino prizefighter — better known as “Pac-Man” — stunned the boxing world in December by defeating Oscar De La Hoya. He’s readying a move into politics, where his popularity should land him another knockout: Pacquiao’s bouts are so heavily viewed in the Philippines, the crime rate goes down when he brawls.

CON: Fans have been vocally displeased with his decision to go into politics. And he has a lot of fans.

Vying for the top spot this year are 4Chan founder Moot and Korean pop star Rain. Other personalities in the running are Twilight author Stephanie Meyer (#11), teen sensation Miley Cyrus (#20), world’s most beautiful woman Angelina Jolie (#32), American heartthrob Zac Efron (#34), the ultimate heartthrob Brad Pitt (#35), country music sweetheart Taylor Swift (#58).

Popular talk show host Ellen de Generes and world’s most talented kid Charice were not included as finalists. But half-Filipino Thomas Beatie, also known as the “Pregnant Man”, is also one of the finalists currently at no. 131.

To cast your vote, proceed to TIME’s website.

Here is the complete list of this year’s finalists (in random order):

* 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 Flannery
* 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

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