Did you know that the Philippines is the world’s heaviest Internet users? According to the Digital 2019 report, a Filipino spent an average of 10 hours and two minutes a day online in 2018. So here, we present you the ten Most Searched in Google Philippines 2019 that consumed your time and internet data this year.
10 Most Searched in Google Philippines 2019
10. Memories lyrics
Maroon 5’s “Memories” was released on September 20, 2019, but only became popular in the country around the first week of November.
The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine, explained: “This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us.” It is about the loss of the band’s manager and Levine’s friend, Jordan Feldstein, who died on December 22, 2017.
So how did “Memories” catch Filipinos’ hearts? Filipinos are sentimental, and yes, we value memories. We would frame old photos, pass on wedding dresses or heirlooms from generation to another, and keep things of our loved ones who passed away. So cheers to the ones we wish were here, but were not!
9. Pacquiao vs Broner
Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner is a battle for the WBA welterweight championship, which happened on January 19, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won the fight via unanimous decision.
The People’s Champ retained his WBA welterweight title and became at least $10 million richer.
8. Eddie Garcia
At the age of 90, legendary actor Eddie “Manoy” Garcia passed away because of an accident while he was taping a show at GMA-7.
The actor has been in critical condition for about two weeks due to a neck fracture after accidentally stumbling in the middle of a shooting in Manila.
DOLE Eddie’s death could have been avoided if there was someone tasked to ensure the safety of everyone while filming.
7. Halalan 2019
Halalan 2019 was the 33rd election of members to the Senate of the Philippines for a six-year term. It was in this election that not a single candidate of government’s opposition party slate Otso Diretso won. Detained Sen. Leila de Lima said their defeat is a “loss” for all Filipinos. It is the first time in 80 years.
Meanwhile, nine of the 12 newly-elected senators openly allied themselves with President Rodrigo Duterte. Also, many did not expect that controversial politicians like Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid, and Imee Marcos would win.
6. NBA standings 2019
NBA will be forever included in Google Philippines’ trending topic any time of the year, especially during the playoffs. So why are Filipinos obsessed with basketball considering that Filipinos are not known for their height (a significant asset in basketball)?
According to Culture Trip, Filipinos love basketball because it is dynamic, entertaining, social, and, most of all, low-maintenance. You need a ball and a ring, and the game starts in the middle of the street.
It is given that Avengers was a blockbuster, but why supervillain Thanos a popular search in the country?
Maybe it is because of Infinity War’s final scene where Thanos was seen resting in a nipa hut in the mountains with his gauntlet, which wipes half of the earth’s population. Well, that location was a real place in the Philippines at the Banaue Rice Terraces! It is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World and a popular tourist destination in the country.
4. Idol Philippines vote
The show, which aired on April 21, 2019, and concluded on July 28, 2019, is the country’s third adaptation of Idol franchise. The first is Philippine Idol in 2006 by ABC Development Corporation and Pinoy Idol in 2008 by GMA Network.
Idol Philippines’ first winner was Zephanie Dimaranan, who shared an inspiring story of not giving up to reach your dreams. Zephanie joined the second season of The Voice Kids under Team Sarah but was eliminated in the Live Shows. She then became a defending champion Tawag ng Tanghalan.
Codashop is the largest and most trusted top-up website for games and online entertainment in Asia and beyond.
Millions of gamers count on Codashop every month for a seamless purchase experience when buying game credits or vouchers.
PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. study showed About 4 in 5 “millennials” or those aged between 23 and 28 play online games. Filipino mobile gamers bagged three golds (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, and StarCraft II) in the 2019 SEA Games eSports.
The Nova documentary Memory Hackers examines the latest efforts to understand the human mind.
It focuses on studying a range of individuals ranging-from an 11-year-old whiz-kid, Jake Hausler, who remembers every detail of his life to a woman who had memories implanted-scientists have uncovered a provocative idea.
Omegle is a free online chat website that became extremely popular in the country this year. It allows users to socialize with others without the need to register, unlike other social media platforms.
It is the mystery and security of you not being judged by another person could be the app’s best features. It randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names “You” and “Stranger” or “Stranger 1” and “Stranger 2” in the case of Spy mode.
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