'Pretty Pinays' top RP Google search in Sept

Posted at 10/04/2010 1:20 PM | Updated as of 10/04/2010 2:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Three Filipinas were top of mind for most Internet-using Filipinos last month.

Lanao del Norte Rep. Fatima Aliah Dimaporo, Jasmine Villegas and Sunshine Corazon were the most searched personalities in Google Philippines from September 24 to 30, data from the search engine showed.

Dimaporo created a buzz among Filipino netizens after she was included in a local online magazine's "Top 10 Prettiest Pinay Politicians" list released late last month.

She placed 9th in the list, which was topped by former Tarlac Rep. Monica Louise "Nikki" Teodoro.

Coming in second place on Google Philippines' Zeitgeist list is Villegas, a Filipino-American model and singer and the love interest in Justin Bieber's hit video, Baby.

Villegas is rumored to be dating the Canadian pop superstar after they were photographed kissing inside a car. The 2, however, have insisted that they are simply "really cool friends."

Sunshine Corazon, meanwhile, is the name of the character portrayed by Filipino singing sensation Charice in the second season of Glee, an American television series.

The pint-sized singer wowed audiences worldwide after she performed pop singer Beyonce's Listen and shock artist and singer Lady Gaga's Telephone with Glee lead star Lea Michele .

Another Filipina who made it in Google Philippines' fastest rising newsmakers last month is Mariel Rodriguez, who repeatedly denied rumors that she's pregnant. She recently tied the knot with Pilipinas Win Na Win host Robin Padilla in India.

Below is the full list of the top newsmakers from September 24 to 30, as listed by Google Philippines:

1. Fatima Aliah Dimaporo
2. Jasmine Villegas
3. Sunshine Corazon
4. PNPA
5. Mapua
6. Miley Cyrus
7. Bruno Mars
8. Mariel Rodriguez
9. Manny Pacquiao
10. Jose Rizal

Meanwhile, here is the full list of the fastest rising topics in the country in the past month:

1. UFC 119
2. Equinox
3. Maynilad
4. iPhone 4
5. F1
6. Comelec
7. Boracay
8. iTunes
9. Global warming
10. US Embassy Manila