Year 2018 | Online gaming topics emerge as top trending searches in PH

Google Philippines has revealed that Filipinos went crazy over online games with MemoryHackers, Hot Shot Gamers, Rules of Survival, and Summertime Saga topping the annual list for 2018.

The country also kept updated on public news and events, and even searched for the lyrics of this year’s hit songs.

Here are Philippines’ Overall Top Trending Searches in 2018:

  • MemoryHackers
  • Hot Shot Gamers
  • NBA Playoffs 2018
  • Hayaan Mo Sila lyrics
  • Rules of Survival
  • Lotto results
  • Meteor Garden 2018
  • Summertime Saga
  • Perfect lyrics
  • World Cup

Google Philippines also shared a list of trending topics in the country in various categories. At the second half of the year, news broke that that the prize for Ultra Lotto hit a billion pesos. Filipinos searched for the winning number combination, putting lotto results as a top trending topic for news in 2018.

2018 Trending Searches: News

  • Lotto results
  • DFA online appointment
  • SONA 2018
  • Typhoon Ompong
  • Mayon Volcano
  • Typhoon Mangkhut
  • TRAIN Law
  • Inflation
  • Walang Pasok
  • Tax Reform 2018

The top trending events reflect how much Filipinos love sports, with eight of the ten spots talking about basketball, football, tennis, boxing, and even the Asian Games.

2018 Trending Searches: Events

  • NBA Playoffs 2018
  • World Cup
  • NBA Finals 2018
  • Pacquiao vs Matthysse
  • Asian Games 2018
  • GSW vs Rockets
  • Wimbledon 2018
  • Australian Open 2018
  • Kuala Lumpur Major
  • Binibining Pilipinas

American films dominate this year’s trending searches for movies, while Taiwanese and Korean dramas claim the top spots for television shows category.

2018 Trending Searches: Movies

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Nun
  • Avengers Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Captain Marvel
  • A Quiet Place
  • Midnight Sun
  • To All The Boys I Loved Before
  • Deadpool 2
  • The Hows of Us

2018 Trending Searches: TV Shows

  • Meteor Garden 2018
  • A Love So Beautiful
  • Halik
  • Hwayugi
  • Go Back Couple
  • Kadenang Ginto
  • What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
  • Princess Hours
  • Bagani
  • Doctor Crush

Some notable people also made headlines in various social media and news outlets this year. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is this year’s top trending female personality.

Meanwhile, rock icon Freddie Mercury is the top trending male personality as a biopic in his honor became popular in 2018. Pinoys also searched for well-loved celebrities who have passed away this year.

2018 Trending Searches: Female Personalities

  • Meghan Markle
  • Nancy Momoland
  • Hailey Baldwin
  • Momoland
  • Kyline Alcantara
  • Angel Aquino
  • Ej Laure
  • Catriona Gray
  • Princess Thea
  • Kz Tandingan

2018 Trending Searches: Male Personalities

  • Freddie Mercury
  • Dylan Wang
  • Ex Battalion
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Hu Yi Tian
  • CJ Ramos
  • Calvin Abueva
  • Logan Paul
  • Bugoy Carino
  • Kawhi Leonard

2018 Trending Searches: Losses

  • Stan Lee
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Kate Spade
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Avicii
  • Rico J. Puno
  • Xxxtentacion
  • Mac Miller
  • Arnold Corpuz
  • Aretha Franklin

Multiplayer online games such as Ragnarok Eternal Love, Fortnite, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) also make the list for this year’s top trending topics in the games category.

2018 Trending Searches: Games

  • MemoryHackers
  • Hot Shot Gamers
  • Rules of Survival
  • Summertime Saga
  • Ragnarok Eternal Love
  • Fortnite
  • Technicpack
  • Runeforge
  • PUBG
  • Evo Wars

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