Thursday, September 5, 2013

Korea's 'Rooftop Prince,' EXO, SHINee, SNSD top Google searches in the Philippines

(Clockwise from top left) Cast of "Rooftop Prince," SHINee, EXO and Girls' Generation
By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The Korean drama "Rooftop Prince" became the most searched TV show in the Philippines for the first half of 2013, according to Google Philippines, which released its Google Zeitgeist list for January to June 2013. It is a list that showed what Filipinos searched online on Google.

The list covered the overall top searches, news, events, Pinoy personalities, foreign personalities, athletes, musicians, gadgets, movies, TV shows, local destinations, restaurants and lyrics.
Two Korean dramas topped the 10 most searched TV shows in the Philippines: "Rooftop Prince" landed at No. 1 followed by "Glory Jane" at No. 2.
"Rooftop Prince" aired in the Philippines on ABS-CBN from January to April this year and topped the TV ratings. The drama starred singer and actor Park Yoochun of boy band JYJ and actress Han Ji-min.
"Glory Jane," topbilled by actress Park Min-young and actors Chun Jung-myung and Lee Jang-woo, aired in the country from February to July this year.
The Taiwanese drama "Absolute Boyfriend" is at No. 5.
In the category of most searched musicians, three K-pop groups made the list. Boy bands EXO and SHINee are at No. 6 and No. 9, respectively, and Girls' Generation is at No. 10.
Fall Out Boy is No. 1 on the list followed by Pink, Pierce the Veil, Bamboo Manalac, Alicia Keys, David Guetta and Charice Pempengco.
A "Kim So Hyun" also made the list in the top 10 most searched foreign personalities in the country. It was not clear if the name refers to actor Kim Soo Hyun, who starred in the "Moon Embracing the Sun" or young actress Kim So Hyun.
Here's the complete list of the most searched terms in the Philippines on Google:

Overall top searches
1. Les Miserables
2. PAL Express
3. Logo quiz
4. Doodle art
5. Cloudfone
6. Lotto result 6/49
7. HTC One
8. Holy week 2013
9. Lotto result 6/42
10. Nash Aguas

TV Shows
1. Rooftop Prince
2. Glory Jane
3. American Idol 12
4. Supernatural Season 8
5. Absolute Boyfriend
6. One Piece
7. Inuyasha
8. Teletubbies
9. Pocoyo
10. Marimar

Musicians
1. Fall Out Boy
2. Pink
3. Pierce the Veil
4. Bamboo Manalac
5. Alicia Keys
6. EXO
7. David Guetta
8. Charice Pempengco
9. SHINee
10. Girls Generation

Pinoy Personalities
1. Nash Aguas
2. Gretchen Ho
3. Raymond Abracosa
4. Meg Imperial
5. Richard Poon
6. Kevin Balot
7. Dani Barretto
8. Anne Curtis
9. Kiefer Ravena
10. Dominique Cojuangco

Foreign Personalities
1. Henry Cavill
2. Nicholas Hoult
3. Amanda Bynes
4. Kim So Hyun
5. Nick Vujicic
6. Lance Armstrong
7. Gemma Arterton
8. Pope Benedict XVI
9. Jackie Chan
10.  Vin Diesel

Local destinations
1. Balesin Island
2. Tubbataha Reef
3. Enchanted River
4. Calaguas Island
5. Pico de Loro
6. El Nido, Palawan
7. Potipot Island
8. Mayon Volcano
9. Amana Waterpark
10. Ace Water Spa

Gadgets
1. Cloudfone
2. HTC One
3. PS4
4. Alcatel One Touch
5. Coby Kyros
6. Torque Tablet
7. Cherry Mobile
8. Cherry Mobile tablet
9. Blackberry 9220
10. Samsung Tablet

Movies
1. Les Miserables
2. Spring Breakers
3. The Hobbit
4. Mama
5. Oblivion
6. Paranormal Activity 4
7. The Last Stand
8. The Breakfast Club
9. Rurouni Kenshin
10. Despicable Me 2

Athletes
1. Tony Parker
2. Kiefer Ravena
3. Tim Duncan
4. Terrence Romeo
5. Tracy McGrady
6. Serena Williams
7. LeBron James
8. Gina Carano
9. Kobe Bryant
10. Marco Gumabao

News
1. Lolong
2. Project Noah
3. Dan Brown
4. RH Bill
5. Pugad Baboy
6. Cebu Pacific
7. K to 12
8. Dollar to peso
9. Pag-ibig Fund
10. AIDS

Events
1. Holy Week 2013
2. Mothers Day
3. UPCAT 2013
4. Fathers Day
5. April Fools
6. EDSA Revolution
7. Panagbenga Festival
8. Miss Universe 2012
9. Sinulog Festival
10. Pahiyas Festival

Restaurants
1. J.Co Donuts
2. KFC
3. Vikings
4. McDonalds
5. Jolllibee
6. Pizza Hut
7. Buffet 101
8. Pancake House
9. Yellow Cab
10. Yakimix

Lyrics
1. Kahit Na
2. A Team
3. Biglang Liko
4. Celebration
5. Stay
6. Alaala
7. After All
8. Pusong Bato
9. Upuan
10. Sunday Morning
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