(SPOT.ph) We don't know what kind of kook (or saint) would be willing to divulge their full Internet search or browsing history—but when an entire nation's is at stake, then we're all for it. Google recently treated us to a cool look into what Pinoys searched for the most in 2019, and the top trends revealed quite a bit about us.
Right on top of the list, at the absolute tippy-top, was the chat site Omegle. No one can deny Pinoys love to make friends and are always looking for someone to talk to, whether online or IRL. Up next are two gaming-centered sites, MemoryHackers and Codashop. Pinoys just can't get enough, and the three gold eSports medals we won during the 30th Southeast Asian Games does nothing to disprove that either.
Looks like a lot of people had feelings about Idol Philippines, too. Marvel's ultra-villain—or misunderstood villain, depending on who you're talking to—Thanos, claimed the fifth spot, while this year's run of the National Basketball Association's games came next. This year's nationwide elections followed at number seven.
Acting legend Eddie Garcia, who passed away in June 2019, was the eighth trending topic. The January bout between boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner followed. Song lyrics ended the list. Take a look at each topic's trends, from shows to personalities, below:
National test results, along with global and local issues topped the news—and, of course, lotto results made it to the list as well.
Sports completely dominated the list for events. Spot international tournaments, Pacquiao's fights, and, usurprisingly at number one, basketball.
On a more sad note, the results also showed all the people who passed on in 2019. Including actor and legend Eddie Garcia, South Korean actor Sulli, and former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez.
The perennial problem of typing in ñ pops up this 2019 (most likely an annual thing) so to save you a couple of seconds: try pressing the alt key and then 0241 on your number pad. Unfortunately, you'll have to consult Google for everything else.
We think all dogs deserve a number-one spot, but we'll make an exception for this purely objective list!
We've been waiting for the new Darna actor announcement since what feels like forever. We're sure everyone headed to Google to find out more about Jane De Leon when it was announced she would play the Filipina superhero.
The Filipino boy group SB19 sure made waves in 2019, and the Google charts prove it. Check out dynasty-breakers Vico Sotto, Pasig City mayor, and Isko Moreno, Manila mayor, on the list. Plus, the controversial Gerald Anderson gets a spot, too.
Only one local film made it to the top trends on Google searches for 2019, and we can definitely say the tearjerking Hello, Love, Goodbye deserves the spot. The Marvel Cinematic Universe topped charts once again with two entries, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.
The TV shows topic had entries from local and global productions, with Idol Philippines topping the list. We also spot the K-Drama Hotel del Luna, which stars IU, and yup, One Punch Man!
As the region's self-proclaimed Karaoke Capital, the Philippines didn't disappoint. Pieces by local and international artists made the list—including 2019's unofficial anthem, "Buwan."
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