"American Idol" Finalist Jessica Sanchez and pugilist Manny Pacquiao were among celebrities that made it to Google Philippine's most-searched list from February to September this year.
Search for Sanchez' name surged last May after she lost to eventual "AI" champ, Phillip Phillips. Similarly, search for Pacquaio's name jacked up when he lost to American boxer Timothy Bradley.
Topping both, however, is Former Chief Justice Renato Corona. Corona's search popularity spiked last May after he was found guilty of betrayal of public trust for failing to declare his full assets and net worth.
The late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo also made it to the list, with searches relating to his name spiking in August.
Robert Blair Carabuena, the human resources manager of Philip Morris that earned the ire of many when he was caught on camera assaulting a Metro Manila Development Authority traffic officer, also made it to the list.
Others mentioned are Ramon Tulfo as well as celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto. The trio tangled over a misunderstanding in an airport last May.
Comedy King Dolphy also made it to the list, as with lawmakers Iggy Arroyo and Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Designer Monique Lhuiller, whose creations were used by top Hollywood stars in the recently concluded Emmys, also made the cut.
Several gadgets also made it to the list including the Nexus 7, the iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3.
Songs that made it to the list include, "Call Me Maybe," "Payphone" and "Gangnam Style."
The list, as produced using Google Insights for Search, monitors what’s popular on the web.
The device shows how many searches were made for the certain term entered, relative to country and the total number of searches done on Google over a certain period of time.
By NR RAMOS