Chat site, election, and Avengers among top 2019 Google searches

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ONLINE CHAT SITE Omegle, a website for game cheats, and another site for game credits and vouchers dominated the Filipino conversation this 2019 according to the annual Google Year in Search list on the most searched trends, news, and personalities on the search engine.

“The annual Year in a Search serves as a lens to the most relevant topics in pop culture, events, sports, politics, and news that shaped 2019 for Filipinos. It also gives a glimpse into our way of life and how we search online,” said Mervin Wenke, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Google Philippines, said in a release.

In the top spot of the Overall Top Trending Search list for 2019 is Omegle, a free chat site where people get to chat with other people randomly. Korean pop group BLACKPINK was behind the site’s increased popularity when the group went on it and met fans.

Following Omegle is game cheats website MemoryHackers, then Codashop, a website where players can get game credits and vouchers.

Local news and headlines also made it to the list with Halalan 2019 landing at 7th place, Idol Philippines (a singing show aired in ABS-CBN in July) at 4th place, actor Eddie Garcia (who died in June) at 8th place.

The May senatorial elections also made it to the top spot of the Top News Trending Searches list followed by Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) results, “Earthquake today” (likely due to the string of earthquakes which rocked the country), and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill.




Boy group SB19, which made headlines after training like K-Pop stars, landed at the top of Most Searched Male Personalities followed by new Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, actor Gerald Anderson, and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

Jane de Leon, who was named as the new Darna in Star Cinema’s film, was the Most Searched Female Personality for 2019; followed by actress Gretchen Barretto, who figured in a brawl with her sisters Marjorie and Claudine at the wake of their father; and Binibining Pilipinas Universe Gazini Ganados who competed in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2019.

When it comes to films, Marvel juggernaut Avengers: Endgame was at the top of the Most Searched Films of the year followed by record-breaking Filipino film Hello Love Goodbye (which grossed over P880 million in September), and Captain Marvel.

Idol Philippines and GMA talent search Starstruck were the Most Searched for TV shows followed by Korean drama Hotel del Luna, and ABS-CBN series Kadenang Ginto.

Below are Philippine search trends for 2019:

OVERALL TOP TRENDING SEARCHES FOR 2019

1. Omegle

2. MemoryHackers

3. Codashop

4. Idol Philippines vote

5. Thanos

6. NBA standings 2019

7. Halalan 2019

8. Eddie Garcia

9. Pacquiao vs Broner

10. Memories lyrics

LOCAL TRENDING SEARCHES FOR 2019 BY CATEGORY

News

1. Halalan 2019

2. LET result March 2019

3. Earthquake today

4. SOGIE Bill

5. CSC result 2019

6. Amazon rainforest

7. Lotto results today

8. Meningococcemia

9. SONA 2019

10. Bar exam results 2019

• Events

1. NBA standings 2019

2. Pacquiao vs Broner

3. FIBA world cup

4. Pacquiao vs Thurman

5. Raptors vs Warriors

6. TI9

7. Australian Open 2019

8. Warriors vs Raptors

9. GSW vs Raptors

10. Wimbledon 2019

• Movies

1. Avengers: Endgame

2. Hello, Love, Goodbye

3. Captain Marvel

4. John Wick 3

5. Bird Box

6. Frozen 2

7. Aladdin

8. Weathering with You

9. Aquaman

10. Alita: Battle Angel

• TV Shows

1. Idol Philippines

2. Starstruck

3. Hotel del Luna

4. Kadenang Ginto

5. I Have a Lover

6. Game of Thrones

7. The Voice Kids

8. Money Heist

9. One Punch Man

10. American Music Awards

• Male Personalities

1. SB19

2. Vico Sotto

3. Gerald Anderson

4. Isko Moreno

5. James Charles

6. Joaquin Phoenix

7. Bamboo Manalac

8. Dante Gulapa

9. Ion Perez

10. Juan Karlos

• Female Personalities

1. Jane De Leon

2. Gretchen Barretto

3. Gazini Ganados

4. Marjorie Barretto

5. Catriona Gray

6. Julia Barretto

7. Billie Eilish

8. Jelai Andres

9. Brie Larson

10. Naomi Scott

• Losses

1. Eddie Garcia

2. Sulli

3. Gina Lopez

4. Chokoleit

5. Cameron Boyce

6. Henry Sy

7. Goo Hara

8. Amalia Fuentes

9. Bentong

10. Luke Perry

• How To

1. How to dark mode

2. How to read and write in Korean

3. How to type ñ in laptop

4. How to lose weight fast

5. How to use face mask blue and white

6. How to know your precinct number online

7. How to connect phone to TV

8. How to cook beef steak

9. How to make milk tea

10. How to play Mobile LegendsZsarlene B. Chua









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