UPCAT, Paolo Hubalde, top Google PH search on Jan. 7-13

Posted at 01/16/11 8:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines - When "Showtime" host Vice Ganda expressed admiration for Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Paolo Hubalde, Filipinos lost no time in searching the Internet for information about the cager.

Vice Ganda made the comment after Hubalde guested on "Showtime" as a judge.

As a result, Hubalde topped the list of fastest rising newsmakers for January 7-13 as tallied by Google Zeitgeist.

Second on the list of fastest rising newsmakers last week is Teresa Fidalgo, a car accident victim in Portugal whose video was uploaded on YouTube. The video showed her ghost.

And Baywalk Bodies dancer Rejoice Rivera, who was found dead along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) with a bullet wound in the head, occupied the third spot.

Here's the list of the fastest rising newsmakers for January 7-13:

  1. Paolo Hubalde
  2. Teresa Fidalgo
  3. Rejoice Rivera
  4. UST
  5. DLSU
  6. Mila Kunis
  7. Mark Zuckerberg
  8. PAL
  9. Cebu
  10. Pacific Air
  11. Power Balance

Fastest rising news

Google Zeitgeist also tracked last week's fastest rising news, and singled out the Black Nazarene procession as the news item on top of the heap.

The Black Nazarene procession held in Quiapo, Manila was attended by millions of devotees, of whom a few got injured.

Other hot news last week were the release of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) results, global warming, and Cebu's Sinulog festival.

Here's the complete list of the fastest rising news for January 7-13:

  1. Black Nazarene
  2. UPCAT results 2010
  3. Global warming
  4. Sinulog 2011
  5. DFA Philippines
  6. The Tourist
  7. TESDA
  8. Pretty Little Liars
  9. DOLE
  10. POEA