As the year ends, Google has released the top searches in the Philippines this 2022 to see what everyone was talking about.

The list comes in different categories: News, Sports-related, TV shows and series, song lyrics, game-related, male and female personalities, movies, losses, and Overall top trending searches. As per the search engine platform, the list is based on the search terms that got the highest spike this 2022 compared to 2021.

One of the biggest and most controversial happenings in the country this year was the presidential elections. Hence, it is no surprise that the term “Halalan 2022” topped the overall top trending searches this year. “precinct finder” also took the third spot.

VaxCertPh made it to number two as more people get their COVID-19 vaccination and now want to travel. Popular game Wordle and the Korean show All of Us Are Dead took the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Troubled play-to-earn game Axie Infinity also made it to the top 9. You can check the full list below.

  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

From that list, it’s no surprise that Halalan 2022, VaxCertPH, and precinct finder are the top three searches in the News category. It’s followed by “Ukraine”, and “NATO” on number six due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. A new viral disease called “Monkeypox” is also on the list.

  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Ukraine
  5. Monkeypox
  6. NATO
  7. Gwyneth Chua
  8. presidential race update
  9. Ethylene Oxide
  10. Bagyong Karding update

For sports, it looks like Filipinos are more curious about NBA than PBA. The only search term for the local league is “PBA schedule”, which is only at the seventh spot.

Google reveals that Golden State Warrior is still a top favorite in the Philippines as it is part of the top two searches in the said category.

  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

All of Us Are Dead still topped the TV Shows and Series category. It is followed by three other Kdramas: Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Business Proposal, and Alchemy of Souls.

Award-winning show Euphoria, led by Spiderman: No Way Home actress ZENDAYA, is at number five. Netflix-hit supernatural drama show Manifest is also at number eight.

  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

What songs are Filipinos singing? Google’s top searched song lyrics are the popular song from a Disney animated film Encando called We Don’t Talk About Bruno.

It is followed by Sun and Moon by Anees, which became really popular on social media. Mahika by Adie is in the top three, Babalik Sa’yo by Moira Dela Torre in fourth, and Easy On Me by Adele at the fifth spot.

SEE ALSO: How to identify songs using your iPhone

  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

Word-game Wordle topped the game-related category. Play-to-earn game Axie Infinity is at the second spot and Flyff Universe, a spin-off of a once-popular game, made it to the top 9.

  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

For male personalities, we have Filipino basketball player Ricci Rivero, followed by American actor Johnny Depp and South Korean actor Park Solomon. See the full list below.

  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

Controversial American actress Amber Heard topped the most searched female personalities. She’s followed by Filipina celebrity Kris Aquino, volleyball player Deanna Wong, and con artist and fraudster Anna Delvey whose life was featured in a Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna.

  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

For movies, Disney’s Encanto took the top spot, followed by Taiwanese found-footage horror film Incantation, Marvel’s Eternals, and Netflix romance film Purple Hearts.

  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

We’ve lost a couple of big personalities this year. Some of the biggest ones are British royal Queen Elizabeth II, who held the crown for 70 years. Renowned Filipino actresses Cherie Gil and Susan Roces also left us this year. Plus, beloved former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe died in a manner of assassination.

  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

Those are the top Google searches in the Philippines this 2022. What topics were you most curious about? Let us know in the comments below.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *