Philippines most ‘Googled’ for 2009

“From politics to sports, 2009 was peppered with events that got Filipinos searching for more information online, and Google was there to provide Pinoys unlimited access,” said Therese Lim of Google Southeast Asia.

Google on Tuesday released its 2009 Year-End Zeitgeist report, which it said represents what was on the minds of most information-hungry Pinoy Internet users in the past 11 months.

This year’s Philippine Zeitgeist also shows that Baler is the fastest-rising local travel destination search term for Pinoys. A period film shown late last year starring Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales spurred local interest in the surfer’s paradise.

Among the most “Googled” issues and controversies, meanwhile, are the A(H1N1) – or swine flu – outbreak and the tropical cyclones that devastated many parts of the country.

The complete list, according to the report:

Fastest-rising queries in the Philippines in 2009
1. Facebook
2. Maricar Reyes
3. Kim Bum
4. Zest Air
5. “Love Story” lyrics
6. Lady Gaga
7. Hayden Kho Jr.
8. Twitter
9. Michael Jackson
10. Pacquiao vs Hatton

Fastest-rising politicians searched for on Google News
1. Aquino III
2. Panfilo Lacson
3. Escudero
4. Ralph Recto
5. Mar Roxas
6. Villar
7. Gilbert Teodoro
8. Joseph Estrada
9. Willie Revillame
10. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

The personalities that gave a face to 2009
1. Hayden Kho
2. Francis Magalona
3. Cory Aquino
4. Ted Failon
5. Carla Abellana
6. Noynoy Aquino
7. Princess Velasco
8. Bebe Gandanghari
9. Boyet Fajardo
10. Jacque Bermejo

Issues and controversies that made the headlines in 2009
1. A(H1N1) Philippines
2. Typhoon Emong
3. Ted Failon Case
4. Typhoon Ketsana
5. Typhoon Parma
6. Amiel Alcantara
7. Chip Tsao
8. Daniel Smith
9. Superferry 9
10. Reproductive Health Bill

Up-and-coming and most popular celebrity searches
1. Carla Abellana
2. Bebe Gandanghari
3. Sandara Park
4. Coco Martin
5. Aling Dionisia
6. Katrina Halili
7. Maricar Reyes model
8. Angel Locsin
9. Denise Laurel
10. Katherine Luna

Fastest-rising local travel destinations
1. Baler
2. Amana Resort
3. Acuatico Beach Resort
4. Coron Palawan
5. Cwc
6. Anawangin Cove
7. Canyon Cove
8. El Nido Palawan
9. 8 Waves Resort
10. Eco Park

Fastest-rising OPM songs searched by Filipinos
1. Di Na Mababawi
2. True Love Ko
3. Note to God
4. Kaleidoscope World
5. Ikaw Na Nga
6. Walang Hanggan
7. Balisa
8. Bintana
9. Paglisan
10. Nagmahal Ako

Top queries in the Philippines in 2009
1. Friendster
2. Youtube
3. Facebook
4. Yahoo
5. Yahoo Mail
6. Google
7. Cebu Pacific
8. Friendster layouts
9. Gmail
10. Philippine Airlines


    • tintin
    • December 11th, 2009

    nice! CORON, PALAWAN!

    • nasa unahan din ang hayden ha..masyado na yan..Baler?Quezon ba yan?

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    Happy Skiing!

  2. hiya

    just signed up and wanted to say hello while I read through the posts

    hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read and then a lot to wright

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