Google Philippines has revealed the most searched queries and terms that topped Filipinos’ search history for the month of June. While the previous month proved to be a celebration for dads as Father’s Day, news and updates related to Covid-19 continue to be on the list including “SSS calamity loan processing time” and “track and trace”.
Below is the Google Trends result summary for the month of June:
- The highest spiking topic in the Philippines for June is Father’s Day — which surged +1,200%.
- Coronavirus-related searches halved in June compared with May volumes for the Philippines.
- The top trending query for the month is “Type O blood coronavirus”, which was a breakout search, while “Signs of coronavirus” spiked +250%.
- Related searches for “sore throat” rose by +200% in June.
- Search interest for “track and trace” doubled over the month and are currently at an all time high in the Philippines.
- Loan related searches also surged in June – up +60% from May. The top trending related search is “sss calamity loan processing time” which spiked more than +5,000%.
The chart below shows Filipinos’ search interest for coronavirus this 2020 from January to date.
While there seems to be a decline, the topic still dominates the searches with the following as the most searched questions for the month of June:
- What is coronavirus?
- Is coronavirus airborne?
- When will coronavirus end?
- Is there asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease?
- Is itchy throat a sign for coronavirus?
- How to prevent coronavirus.
- How coronavirus spread.
- When did coronavirus start in PH?
- How to cure coronavirus at home.
- Can coronavirus survive in water?
The map below shows the locations where search interest for coronavirus is high during June:
Top 10 states ranked by search interest for coronavirus in June
- Eastern Visayas
- Central Visayas
- Cordillera Administrative Region
- Zamboanga Peninsula
- Metro Manila
- Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
- Western Visayas
- Davao Region
The chart shows the spike in search interest for “track and trace” from 2004 to present in the Philippines.
Google Trends provides access to a largely unfiltered sample of actual search requests made to Google. It’s anonymized (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together). This allows Google to display interest in a particular topic from around the globe or down to city-level geography.