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'Halalan 2022,' K-dramas, Pinoy athletes among PH's top Google searches for 2022

By NICK GARCIA Published Dec 08, 2022 6:15 pm

The country's May 9 national elections topped the Google search results of Filipinos this year.

According to Google Year in Search 2022, "Halalan 2022" is the overall top trending search among Filipinos. It's also the top news item in the country.

Other election-related terms, "precinct finder" and "presidential race update," were the 3rd and 8th most searched news items, respectively.

"VaxCertPH" is the second overall top trending search, which was in the 4th spot last year.

“Its rise to second place this year shows our acceleration into a post-pandemic era,” Google Philippines said.

Jeffrey Dahmer—the serial killer, cannibal, and rapist who was depicted in Netflix's viral miniseries DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storywas the 10th overall top trending search.

The Filipinos' fascination for Korean dramas had also been so apparent, with zombie series All of Us are Dead topping the most searched television shows or series.

Other K-Dramas in the Top 10 include Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2nd), Business Proposal (3rd), Alchemy of Souls (4th), Twenty-Five Twenty-One (6th), Big Mouth (7th), and Our Beloved Summer (9th).

As for movies, Filipinos were fond of titles from Disney. Animated musical fantasy Encanto landed the top spot, while its song We Don't Talk About Bruno was the most searched song lyrics.

Other most searched movies included Marvel's superhero movies Eternals (3rd), Thor: Love and Thunder (5th), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (6th), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (10th).

Google Year in Search 2022 was also greatly influenced by sports fans, with basketball player Ricci Rivero bagging the top spot in the most searched male personality list. The De La Salle Green Archer shooting guard made headlines when he got into a relationship with Andrea Brillantes this year. Other players on the list are Spanish Juancho Hernangomez (6th) and Filipino American Jordan Clarkson (8th).

Eight of the sports-related searches in the country were also about NBA. One was about PBA, while the other was about Deanna Wong, the volleyball player for Choco Mucho Flying Titans, the team that made recent headlines for allegedly snubbing fans.

Wong also landed third in Google's Year in Search 2022 under the female personalities category. It must be noted that most of her searches happened in April, when fans waited outside her house's gate in Cebu during the Holy Week.

Filipinos also didn't skimp on showbiz updates, with Amber Heard being the most searched female personality.

Heard's ex-husband Johnny Depp, who she shared headlines with for weeks during their highly publicized defamation case trial, was the second most searched male personality.

Kris Aquino, who has detailed her medical condition on social media as she receives treatment in the United States, was the second most searched female personality. Alba Baptista, girlfriend of Captain America star Chris Evans, and Bella Racelis, who was linked to Pinoy heartthrob Joshua Garcia, placed 9th and 10th.

Chris Rock, who was slapped by Will Smith during the 2022 Academy Awards, was the fifth most searched male personality.

Here's the rest of the country's Google Year in Search 2022 list:

Overall Top Trending Searches

1. Halalan 2022

2. VaxCertPh

3. precinct finder

4. Wordle

5. All of Us Are Dead

6. Warriors vs Celtics

7. Ukraine

8. Encanto

9. Axie Infinity

10. Jeffrey Dahmer


1. Halalan 2022

2. VaxCertPh

3. precinct finder

4. Ukraine

5. Monkeypox


7. Gwyneth Chua

8. presidential race update

9. Ethylene Oxide

10. Bagyong Karding update

Korean Series

1. All of Us Are Dead

2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

3. Business Proposal

4. Alchemy of Souls

5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

6. Big Mouth

7. Our Beloved Summer

8. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area

9. Sh**ting Stars

10. Happiness


1. Warriors vs Celtics

2. Warriors vs Mavericks

3. Heat vs Celtics

4. NBA standings 2022

5. Grizzlies vs Warriors

6. Golden State Warriors vs Boston

7. PBA schedule

8. NBA playoffs

9. NBA draft 2022

10. Deanna Wong

TV Shows or Series

1. All of Us Are Dead

2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

3. Business Proposal

4. Alchemy of Souls

5. Euphoria

6. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

7. Big Mouth

8. Manifest

9. Our Beloved Summer

10. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Song Lyrics

1. We Don't Talk About Bruno

2. Sun And Moon

3. Mahika

4. Babalik Sa'yo

5. Easy On Me

6. Repeat

7. Favorite Girl

8. Pano

9. Angel Baby

10. Paraluman


1. Wordle

2. Axie Infinity

3. Arceus X

4. Razer Gold

5. Tower of Fantasy

6. Jollymax

7. Lost Ark

8. Anime Adventures codes

9. Flyff Universe

10. MIR4

Male Personalities

1. Ricci Rivero

2. Johnny Depp

3. Park Solomon

4. Tyler Poarch

5. Chris Rock

6. Juancho Hernangomez

7. Ahn Hyo-seop

8. Jordan Clarkson

9. Andrew Garfield

10. Adam Levine

Female Personalities

1. Amber Heard

2. Kris Aquino

3. Deanna Wong

4. Anna Delvey

5. Kate Moss

6. Sofia Carson

7. Xyriel Manabat

8. Cara Delevingne

9. Alba Baptista

10. Bella Racelis


1. Encanto

2. Incantation

3. Eternals

4. Purple Hearts

5. Thor: Love and Thunder

6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

7. Turning Red

8. Black Adam

9. More Than Blue

10. Spider-Man: No Way Home


1. Queen Elizabeth II

2. Cherie Gil

3. Susan Roces

4. Aaron Carter

5. Technoblade

6. Shinzo Abe

7. Percy Lapid

8. Kim Mi-soo

9. Yoo Ju-eun

10. Betty White