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SIM registration, 'Oppenheimer,' Ahn Bo-hyun are PH's most searched on Google in 2023

By AYIE LICSI Published Dec 20, 2023 11:04 am

With 2023 coming to a close, Google Philippines revealed the most searched topics, people, movies, and more by Filipinos in the past 12 months.

The annual Year in Search roundup showed the different interests and queries Pinoy users had on the search engine.

The most searched news topic this year was "Sim Registration," as the government implemented the SIM Registration Act to combat spam and scam text messages. Searches for "precinct finder" for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and "persona non grata" were also popular this year.

Meanwhile, the most searched personalities this year were Ahn Bo-hyun, the Korean actor rumored to have dated BLACKPINK's Jisoo, and Katy Lousie Saunders, the wife of K-drama actor Song Joong Ki.

The most searched movie in 2023 was Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer while the top-searched series was Duty After School.

This year, Google also revealed the most searched Farewells or passing of celebrities and public personalities. Mike Enriquez emerged on top of the list followed by Joey Paras and Matthew Perry.

Here's the full list of top Google searches in the Philippines in 2023:

  1. SIM registration
  2. precinct finder
  3. persona non grata
  4. Nipah virus
  5. War in Israel and Gaza
  6. lato-lato
  7. Typhoon Egay update
  8. Taal Volcano update
  9. Turkey earthquake
  10. MoCa Farm
  1. Lakers vs Warriors
  2. Lakers vs Nuggets 
  3. FIBA World Cup
  4. Miami vs Denver
  5. Lakers vs Grizzlies
  6. Suns vs Nuggets
  7. Celtics vs 76ers
  8. Heat vs Knicks
  9. Golden State Warriors vs Kings
  10. Ginebra vs Bay Area
Shows or Series
  1. "Duty After School"
  2. "Maria Clara at Ibarra"
  3. "Moving"
  4. "The Glory"
  5. "Twinkling Watermelon"
  6. "King the Land"
  7. "XO, Kitty"
  8. "The Last of Us"
  9. "My Lovely Liar"
  10. "Strong Girl Nam-soon"
  1. "Oppenheimer"
  2. "John Wick: Chapter 4"
  3. "Barbie"
  4. "Insidious: The Red Door"
  5. "The Menu"
  6. "Extraction 2"
  7. "I Love Dizzy"
  8. "Evil Dead Rise"
  9. "Nowhere"
  10. "Kill Boksoon"
Korean series
  1. "Duty After School"
  2. "Moving"
  3. "The Glory"
  4. "Twinkling Watermelon"
  5. "King the Land"
  6. "My Lovely Liar"
  7. "Strong Girl Nam-soon"
  8. "Alchemy of Souls"
  9. "Island"
  10. "A Time Called You"
Male Personalities
  1. Ahn Bo-hyun
  2. Mackenyu
  3. Marco Gumabao
  4. Taylor Lautner
  5. Travis Kelce
  6. Liam Hemsworth
  7. David Licauco
  8. Kyle Kuzma
  9. Juan Karlos
  10. Chen Zhe Yuan

Female Personalities
  1. Katy Louise Saunders 
  2. Cristine Reyes
  3. Millie Bobby Brown
  4. Lee Da-in
  5. Issa Pressman
  6. Janna Dominguez
  7. Bada Lee
  8. Jenna Ortega
  9. Emily Rudd
  10. Isabel Santos
Songs or Lyrics
  1. Say You Won't Let Go
  2. ERE
  3. Pasilyo
  4. Uhaw
  5. Lupang Hinirang English
  6. Angels Like You
  7. California King Bed
  8. Rapstar
  9. Raining In Manila
  10. Jopay
  1. Blade Ball codes
  2. Delta Executor
  3. Soldier, Poet, or King quiz
  4. Cosmic Values
  5. Anime Adventures codes
  6. Farlight
  7. Choox Sega
  8. Honkai: Star Rail
  9. Minecraft 1.20
  10. Project Slayers codes
  1. Mike Enriquez
  2. Joey Paras
  3. Matthew Perry
  4. Andrei Sison
  5. Patrick Guzman
  6. Mario Dumaual
  7. John Regala
  8. Michael Gambon
  9. Park Soo Ryun
  10. Tina Turner