Pacquiao, Charice, jejemon top Pinoys' Google searches for 2010

Posted at 12/09/2010 11:28 AM | Updated as of 12/09/2010 12:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Fighter of the Decade boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is no doubt the Filipinos' hero as the 8-division champion topped Filipino's Google searches for the entire 2010.

Pacquiao was named top personality and top online newsmaker in Google.com.ph for 2010 in the annual Google Zeitgeist, which tracks the year's major events, hottest trends based on global searches, and searches made on google.com.ph. The list was released today.

Following Pacquiao as top online newsmakers are Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj (2nd place) and President Benigno Aquino III (3rd place).

The most searched terms in the Philippines for 2010 are "jejemon" referring to the cyber-dialect which became popular among the youth this year, followed by "iPad" which made its debut in the market this year, and "Pyramid lyrics", referring to the song made popular by international teen singing sensation Charice.

Charice's star continues to shine this 2010, prompting her fans to search for news about her on the Web. The singer thus became the most-searched local artist for the year.

Singers Sarah Geronimo and Jovit Baldivino were the 2nd and 3rd most-searched local artists, respectively.

According to Google, data from its Google Insights for Search reveal that Filipinos are still optimistic despite the year's biggest tragedy. Proof of this is that searches for Miss Universe 2010 yielded more search volume compared to that for the Quirino Grandstand bus hostage crisis. Both events happened in the same week in August 2010.

Below are the lists of top local searches from Google Zeitgeist 2010, according to category:

 

 
Ano ang sikat?
Most-searched terms in the Philippines for 2010

Jejemon
iPad
Pyramid lyrics
Facebook emoticons
Justin Bieber
Plants vs Zombies
Glee
Tumblr
Crossfire
Google Chrome download

Sino ang sikat?
Top personalities in Google.com.ph for 2010

Pacquiao
Venus Raj
Aquino III
Jason Ivler
Gibo
Anne Curtis
Villar
Willie Revillame
Kris Aquino
Charice

Nagbabagang mga balita
News that made the headlines in 2010

2010 election result
Barangay election
Miss Universe 2010
Pacquiao Clottey
Venus Raj
Aquino III
Jason Ivler
Gibo
Anne Curtis
Liberal Party

Mobile nation
Most-searched mobile phones in the Philippines for 2010

C3 nokia
HTC Desire
iPhone 4
Nokia 2690
Nokia 5233
Nokia C6
Nokia C8
Samsung Champ
Samsung Galaxy
Samsung Wave

Tara na, biyahe tayo!
Most-searched local travel destinations

Cebu
Boracay
Bohol
Puerto Galera
Camarines Sur
Davao
Anawangin Cove
Puerto Princesa
Batangas
Villa Escudero

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng…
Most-searched homework-related terms

Mapa
Ekonomiks
Tula
Lipunan
Pabula
Kasaysayan
Panghalip
Epiko
Likas na yaman
Jose Rizal

Tele-bisyo
Most-searched local TV shows

Agua Bendita
Pilipinas Got Talent
MYX Philippines
PBB Teen Clash
UAAP Season 73
PBA
PBB Double Up
ASAP Xv
Wowowee
Rubi

Sinong sikat
Most-searched local movies

Petrang Kabayo
Sa ’Yo Lamang
In Your Eyes
Paano na Kaya
I do
In My Life
Noy the movie
Watawat
Dayo
Panday

Tambayan ng bayan
Most-searched hangouts in the Metro

SM Cinema
Enchanted Kingdom
Club Manila East
Manila Ocean Park
Robinsons Movieworld
Greenhills Shopping Center
Araneta Coliseum
Mall Of Asia
Greenhills
Resorts World Manila

Huling birit
Most-searched local artists

Charice Pempengco
Sarah Geronimo
Jovit Baldovino
Mocha Uson
Francis Magalona
Elmo Magalona
Lea Salonga
Up Dharma Down
Carol Banawa
Urbandub

 

 

Global list

Worldwide, more netizens searched for the term "chatroulette" (an online chat site) this year, followed by "iPad."

Below is the list of fastest-rising queries globally.

Global Fastest Rising Queries:

1. chatroulette
2. ipad
3. justin bieber
4. nicky minaj
5. friv
6. myxer
7. katy perry
8. twitter
9. gamezer
10. facebook