Kim Seon Ho, Olympics, COVID 19 prevention lead Google search Top 10 lists in Philippines

Kim Seon Ho Google search Philippines
Hometown Cha Cha Cha lead actor Kim Seon Ho, the Olympics which gave the Philippines its first gold, and COVID-19 prevention are among the top search terms of the 12 lists released by Google. TVN, PSC, DOST photos.

Kim Seon-Ho, the Olympics, and COVID 19 prevention led the top 10 lists of Google search queries in the Philippines for this year.

Google announced today, December 9, the 12 local lists of trends, news, personalities, movies, songs, shows, sports, and games that topped Filipinos’ online search queries in 2021.

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Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Start-up actor Kim Seon-ho whose Filipino fandom has been named the largest outside South Korea topped the Korean Personalities search list while Netflix hit Squid Game led two search lists – the Korean Series and the Shows or Series top 10.

The Olympics was given its own category with the Paralympics topping the list of searches for the quadrennial games that gave the Philippines its first-ever gold medal from weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.

COVID-19 prevention topped both the Overall Top Trending Searches and News trends.

Other top-searched terms are NBA games today (Sports), Pagsamo lyrics (Songs or Lyrics), Axie Infinity (Game-related), Jake Gyllenhaal (Male Personalities), Yen Santos (Female Personalities), and Raya and the Last Dragon (Movies).

Google notes that the local results, especially the Overall Top Trending Searches of the annual Year in Search provide an insight into what mattered most to Filipinos this year.

COVID-19 prevention” topped this year’s Overall Top Trending list which signifies that Filipinos continue to rely on Google Search to look for helpful information to keep themselves safe and prevent the spread of the virus.

Marked as the year of healing, 2021 in the Philippines saw searches on “VaxCertPH” (top 4) and “COVID-19 vaccine” (top 6) which are a good indication of Filipinos’ view towards vaccination and its importance not just for health and safety but as a requirement to travel locally and internationally.

Six out of 10 searches are entertainment-related (NBA games today, Squid Game, Miss Universe 2021, Pacquiao vs. Ugas, Pagsamo lyrics, True Beauty) which speak volumes on how Filipinos use the internet to connect to their passion points as a form of detachment and escape during the second year of the pandemic.

Here are the 12 Top 10 Google Search Lists for the year 2021:

Overall Top Trending Searches

  1. COVID-19 prevention
  2. NBA games today
  3. Squid Game
  4. VaxCertPH
  5. Miss Universe 2021
  6. COVID-19 vaccine
  7. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  8. Pagsamo lyrics
  9. True Beauty
  10. Metro Manila area floods

Female Personalities

  1. Yen Santos
  2. Rabiya Mateo
  3. AJ Raval
  4. Hidilyn Diaz
  5. Leni Robredo
  6. Sara Duterte
  7. Bella Poarch
  8. Olivia Rodrigo
  9. HoYeon Jung
  10. Olivia Culpo

Game-related

  1. Axie Infinity
  2. Dragonary
  3. CryptoBlades
  4. Specimen Zero
  5. My DeFi Pet
  6. Sausage Man
  7. KaraStar
  8. Valorant
  9. Among Us
  10. Genshin Impact

Korean Personalities

  1. Kim Seon-ho
  2. Hwang In-youp
  3. HoYeon Jung
  4. Lee Da-in
  5. Yeon Woo
  6. Seo Yea-ji
  7. Song Kang
  8. Enhypen
  9. Han So Hee
  10. Heeseung

Korean Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  6. Mr. Queen
  7. Doom at Your Service
  8. My Roommate Is a Gumiho
  9. My Name
  10. Youth of May

Male Personalities

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal
  2. Kim Seon-ho
  3. Hwang In-youp
  4. Gerald Anderson
  5. Dylan O’brien
  6. Scottie Thompson
  7. Dominic Roque
  8. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  9. Carlo Paalam
  10. Mel Sarmiento

Movies

  1. Raya and the Last Dragon
  2. Army of the Dead
  3. Black Widow
  4. Red Notice
  5. Death of a Girlfriend
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  7. Army of Thieves
  8. Rurouni Kenshin
  9. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  10. Cruella

News

  1. COVID-19 prevention
  2. VaxCertPH
  3. Miss Universe 2021
  4. COVID-19 vaccine
  5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  6. Metro Manila area floods
  7. Paralympics
  8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  9. national ID registration
  10. Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Olympics

  1. Paralympics
  2. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  3. Hidilyn Diaz
  4. Olympics
  5. Olympics medal tally
  6. Carlo Paalam
  7. Devin Booker
  8. Leylah Fernandez
  9. Eumir Marcial
  10. Nesthy Petecio

Shows or Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Falling Into Your Smile
  6. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  7. Bridgerton
  8. Trese
  9. Mr. Queen
  10. Alice In Borderland

Songs or Lyrics

  1. Pagsamo lyrics
  2. Heartbreak Anniversary lyrics
  3. Crazier lyrics
  4. Panalo lyrics
  5. Paubaya lyrics
  6. Mapa lyrics
  7. Drivers License lyrics
  8. All Too Well lyrics
  9. Levitating lyrics
  10. traitor lyrics

Sports

  1. NBA games today
  2. Bucks vs. Suns
  3. Nets vs. Bucks
  4. Lakers
  5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  6. Suns vs. Clippers
  7. Paralympics
  8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  9. PBA schedule
  10. NBA score today

Google Year In Search 2020 affirmed the Philippines is a basketball nation with games-related searches dominating the trending list.

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