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#Aldub leads Google PH’s most popular search terms in 2015

MANILA – After breaking Twitter, the viral on-screen love team of actor Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza have also conquered the world’s biggest online search engine too.

In as little as five months, the popularity of Aldub,  brought them to the top of Google’s annual list of top trending search terms in the Philippines for 2015. On the lovers’ tail is Pope Francis, who visited the Philippines last January.

Mendoza also secured the third spot on the overall poll, consequently ranking at the top of the trending female personalities for the year. Her partner was also on the top trending male personalities just next to Pope France at the first place.


Dubsmash, the app that catapulted Aldub into stardom was at the fifth place.

Rounding up the top 10 search terms for the year are FIBA Asia 2015, the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,”the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, Paris attacks, and the Commission on Elections.

Gail Tan, Google Philippines’ head of communication and public affairs, said the annual list shows Filipinos’ “increasing involvement and interest” in current events and awareness of general knowledge.

“Year in Search is Google’s way of looking back at the meaningful moments that captured the people’s interest through the year.”

“Locally, the trending search items of 2015 are a good reflection of the Filipinos’ increasing involvement and interest in the things that are happening around them, whether in historic national events or the breakout of a new pop culture icon,” she added.

Globally, the top 10 overall trending searches worldwide are Lamar Odom, Jurassic World, American Sniper, Caitlyn Jenner, Ronda Rousey, Paris,, Chris Kyle, Fallout4, and Straight Outta Compton.

Here are the other top Google searches for the year in the Philippines:


1. Pope Francis

2. APEC Summit 2015

3. Paris attacks


5. Charlie Hebdo

6. Pluto

7. Syria

8. Typhoon Lando

9. Singapore haze

10. Nepal earthquake


Male Personalities

1. Pope Francis

2. Alden Richards

3. Stephen Curry

4. Lamar Odom

5. Rodrigo Duterte

6. Manny Pacquiao

7. Ed Sheeran

8. Antonio Luna

9. Darren Espanto

10. Justin Trudeau


Female Personalities

1. Maine Mendoza

2. Caitlyn Jenner

3. Mary Jane Veloso

4. 4th Impact

5. Ronda Rousey

6. Ella Cruz

7. Dakota Johnson

8. Perrie Edwards

9. Pastillas Girl

10. DJ Soda



1. FIBA Asia 2015

2. APEC Summit 2015

3. Miss Universe 2015

4. SEA Games 2015

5. NBA Playoffs 2015

6. Pacquiao-Mayweather match

7. Jones Cup 2015

8. SONA 2015

9. Chinese New Year 2015

10. US Open 2015



1. Thinking Out Loud

2. Flashlight

3. Blank Space

4. Dessert

5. See You Again

6. Love Me Like You Do

7. Photograph

8. Cheerleader

9. God Gave Me You

10. Locked Away


Local Vacation Destinations

1. Sundowners Vacation Villa, Bolinao

2. Baguio City

3. Coron, Palawan

4. Cebu

5. El Puerto Marina, Pangasinan

6. Tagaytay

7. Subic

8. Aquatico Royalle, Laguna

9. Baler, Aurora

10. Antipolo

International Vacation Destinations

1. Vatican City

2. Las Vegas

3. Maldives

4. Singapore

5. Orlando, Florida

6. Malaysia

7. Thailand

8. Europe

9. Cancun, Mexico

10. Hawaii



1. Fifty Shades of Grey

2. Minions

3. Fast and Furious 7

4. Jurassic World

5. Heneral Luna

6. Crazy Beautiful You

7. Avengers Age of Ultron

8. Inside Out

9. Pitch Perfect 2

10. Suicide Squad


TV Shows

1. Pangako Sa’Yo

2. Empress Ki

3. Eat Bulaga

4. On the Wings of Love

5. Your Face Sounds Familiar

6. The Voice Kids Philippines Season 2

7. Game of Thrones

8. The Walking Dead Season 6

9. My Love from the Star

10. The Voice Philippines



1. Dubsmash

2. Bluestacks

3. Google App

4. Clash of Clans

5. Google Street View

6. Google Translate

7. Animal Jam

8. Spotify

9. Messenger



How to…?

1. How to cure sore eyes?

2. How to play Clash of Clans on PC?

3. How to use Snapchat?

4. How to use Dubsmash?

5. How to change profile picture for Paris?

6. How to lose weight in two weeks?

7. How to register for UnliSurf in Smart?

8. How to register in COMELEC?

9. How to screenshot in Samsung?

10. How to change name in Clash of Clans?


What is…?

1. What is APEC?

2. What is plate tectonics?

3. What is discrimination?

4. What is the longest Filipino word?

5. What is cyberbullying?

6. What is the meaning of bae?

7. What is haze?

8. What is Bangsamoro Basic Law?

9. What is AlDub?

10. What is ISIS?


Who is…?

1. Who is Pope Francis?

2. Who is Baste in Eat Bulaga?

3. Who is Maine Mendoza?

4. Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

5. Who is Mikey Bustos?

6. Who is Maria Ozawa?

7. Who is Yaya Dub?

8. Who is Nick Vujicic?

9. Who is Ligaya in Pangako Sa’Yo?

10. Who is the richest man in the world?


Where is…?

1. Where is Nepal?

2. Where is Mali?

3. Where is the Golden State?

4. Where is Balesin?

5. Where is epicenter of the hypothetical earthquake?

6. Where is Philippine Arena?

7. Where is Vanuatu?

8. Where is Mecca?

9. Where is Amanpulo?

10. Where is Borawan Island?


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