2021 Recap: COVID prevention, NBA, Squid Game, and True Beauty among the top Google searches for Filipinos this year - Lifestyle Asia

When it came to personalities, Rabiya Mateo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hidlyn Diaz, and Kim Seon-ho ranked high.

Google announced yesterday the several local lists–trends, news, personalities, shows, and more—that topped Filipinos’ search queries in 2021.

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

“COVID-19 prevention” topped this year’s 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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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