Facebook, Maricar Reyes top Google searches in RP

MANILA, Philippines - What do boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, actress Maricar Reyes and social network Facebook have in common?

According to Google’s annual Zeitgeist report, they are among the fastest rising Google searches in the Philippines for 2009 representing what was top of mind for Filipinos this year.

Facebook caught the attention of many Filipinos online this year, making it the fastest rising search term in the Philippines for 2009. Microblogging site Twitter wasn’t far behind, being the 8th fastest rising search term for the year.

A sex scandal involving embattled celebrity surgeon Hayden Kho and actress Maricar Reyes was just as hot online as it was on television, according to Google Zeitgeist. Maricar Reyes placed second in the fastest rising search terms in Google while Kho placed seventh.

Other search terms that had the highest level of search queries this year are: Korean star Kim Bum (3), Zest Air (4) Love Story lyrics (5), Lady Gaga (6), Michael Jackson (9) and Pacquiao vs Hatton (10).

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