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Top Google trending searches in the Philippines for 2016


The year 2016 is about to close. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, to be honest, for the country and the whole world. Since the rise of the internet, it’s been one of the main source of information, either current affairs or something you would just like to know about.

That’s why our friends from Google shared to us the top searches in the Philippines.

As expected, the top hits are those who made a lot of noise and gained popularity in the country including Justine Bieber’s Love Yourself, Pokemon Go app, the 2016 national elections, and the hit Korean film Train to Busan.

Without further ado, we present to you a long list of trending searches made in the Philippines within 2016.

Overall Top Trending Searches in the Philippines

  1. Love Yourself
  2. slither.io
  3. Pokemon Go
  4. Train to Busan
  5. Closer
  7. Rodrigo Duterte
  8. Secret Love Song
  9. Olympic Games Rio 2016
  10. Suicide Squad


  1. Election 2016
  2. Brexit
  3. Harambe
  4. Supermoon
  5. Davao bombing
  6. Typhoon Lawin
  7. Orlando shooting
  8. Vice Presidential Debate
  9. Panama Papers
  10. Japan earthquake

Male Personalities

  1. Rodrigo Duterte
  2. Song Joong Ki
  3. Donald Trump
  4. Gong Yoo
  5. Tom Hiddleston
  6. Alden Richards
  7. Jared Leto
  8. Charlie Puth
  9. Kevin Durant
  10. Usain Bolt

Female Personalities

  1. Pia Wurtzbach
  2. Maine Mendoza
  3. Margot Robbie
  4. Arci Munoz
  5. Hailee Steinfeld
  6. Sue Ramirez
  7. 4th impact
  8. Song Hye Kyo
  9. Elisse Joson
  10. Leni Robredo


  1. Olympic Games Rio 2016
  2. Election 2016
  3. Pacquiao vs Vargas
  4. Pacquiao vs Bradley 3
  5. US Election
  6. Euro 2016
  7. Chinese New Year 2016
  8. SONA 2016
  9. NBA Playoffs 2016
  10. Star Magic Ball 2016

Songs (Lyrics)

  1. Love Yourself
  2. Closer
  3. Secret Love Song
  4. Sorry
  5. One Call Away
  6. Roses
  7. 7 Years
  8. Kriminal
  9. Locked Away
  10. Stitches

Local Vacation Destinations

  1. Kalanggaman Island
  2. Cebu City
  3. Boracay Island
  4. Iloilo
  5. Fortune Island, Batangas
  6. Magalawa Island, Zambales
  7. Potipot Island, Zambales
  8. Camotes Island
  9. Bantayan Island
  10. Binurong Point, Catanduanes

International Vacation Destinations

  1. Barcelona, Spain
  2. Ireland
  3. Universal Studios Singapore
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. Ibiza, Spain
  6. Papua New Guinea
  7. Florida, USA
  8. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  10. Iceland


  1. Train to Busan
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. Deadpool
  4. Conjuring 2
  5. Captain America Civil War
  6. Me Before You
  7. The Corpse of Anna Fritz
  8. Beauty and the Bestie
  9. The Flu
  10. Batman v Superman

TV Shows

  1. Descendants of the Sun
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Legend of the Blue Sea
  4. Encantadia
  5. Dolce Amore
  6. Ang Probinsyano
  7. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
  8. Born for You
  9. Cinderella and Four Knights
  10. On the Wings of Love


  1. slither.io
  2. Pokemon Go
  3. Google App
  4. Clash of Clans
  5. Google Street View
  6. Google Translate
  7. Animal Jam
  8. Spotify
  9. Messenger
  10. Agar.io

How to…?

  1. How to log in to your BPI account
  2. How to log in to your Metrobankdirect account
  3. How to set a DFA appointment
  4. How to play Pokemon Go
  5. How to cure Psoriasis
  6. How to change language in Google Chrome
  7. How to use the Hoverboard
  8. How to do the Running Man challenge
  9. How to play basketball in Messenger
  10. How to use Snapchat

What is…?

  1. What are the election results?
  2. What are the movies in 2016?
  3. What does “pak ganern” mean?
  4. What are hugot lines?
  5. What is the Running Man song?
  6. What is knox?
  7. What is Zika Virus?
  8. What is PPAP?
  9. What is Federalism?
  10. What is Brexit?

Who is…?

  1. Who is Harley Quinn?
  2. Who is Aldub?
  3. Who is Evan Fournier?
  4. Who is Maria Ozawa?
  5. Who is Valak?
  6. Who is Carrot Man?
  7. Who are the Suicide Squad casts?
  8. Who is Marion Cotillard?
  9. Who is Skusta Clee?
  10. Who is Anna Fritz?

Where is…?

  1. Where is Taj Mahal?
  2. Where is Masungi Georeserve?
  3. Where is Palm Beach Resort?
  4. Where is The Yard?
  5. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?
  6. Where is Villa Sylvia Resort?
  7. Where is Bato Springs Resort?
  8. Where is Camayan Beach Resort?
  9. Where is Vitalis Villas?
  10. Where is Hidden Sanctuary Hotel and Resort?

You most likely have searched any of these hits sometime this year. Hit the comments section below and share what you think your top search this year is. You may visit google.com.ph/2016 for in-depth details regarding the top searches and more.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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