The Most Searched For Terms In The Philippines In 2015 According To Google

Searching for something on Google has become second nature for most of us, and every year the search giant publishes the most searched for terms from all across the world. With 2015 coming to an end now, it’s once again time to look at the most searched for things, names and events in the Philippines in 2015.


Google splits the results in various categories and we have listed some of them below. Let’s start with the big one first, the most trending general searches in the Philippines in 2015, where AlDub beats the Pope to the top spot:

Trending – Searches

  1. AlDub
  2. Pope Francis
  3. Maine Mendoza
  4. FIBA Asia 2015
  5. Dubsmash
  6. Alden Richards
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey
  8. APEC Summit 2015
  9. Paris attacks
  10. Comelec

The next list is about the most trending News items in the Philippines in 2015, where heads of states play second fiddle to Pope Francis:

Trending – News

  1. Pope Francis
  2. APEC Summit 2015
  3. Paris attacks
  4. ISIS
  5. Charlie Hebdo
  6. Pluto
  7. Syria
  8. Typhoon Lando
  9. Singapore haze
  10. Nepal earthquake

Google also lists the most trending events in the country, with no other event causing more searches than FIBA Asia 2015:

Trending – Events

  1. FIBA Asia 2015
  2. APEC Summit 2015
  3. Miss Universe
  4. SEA Games
  5. NBA Playoffs
  6. Pacquiao-Mayweather match
  7. Jones Cup
  8. SONA
  9. Chinese New Year
  10. US Open

Let’s move on to the Personalities categories, where no name was searched for more often than the one of a 20 year old girl from Bulacan who captured the hearts of the nation this year:

Trending – 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

In the male personalities category, nobody was searched for more than a 79 year old religious leader from Argentina who graced Manila with his presence earlier this year:

Trending – 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

Moving on to music, where a search for the lyrics of a song by Ed Sheeran leads the trending searches for 2015, followed by songs from Jessie J and Taylor Swift:

Trending – Songs (Lyrics)

  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

2015 left movie goers teary-eyed, with tears of pain in Fifty Shades leading tears of laughter in the Minions and tears of sadness in FF7:

Trending – Movies

  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

On TV, nothing was searched for more than primetime soap opera and schmaltzfest extraordinaire Pangako Sa ‘Yo. Even Empress Ki and Eat Bulaga have to bow to the massive interest in what many call the first teleserye on Philippine TV:

Trending – 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
  7. Game of Thrones
  8. The Walking Dead
  9. My Love from the Star
  10. The Voice Philippines

The last category I want to include here is How To, where the three most popular searches might very well be connected:

Trending – 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 2 weeks
  7. How to register unlisurf in Smart
  8. How to register in Comelec
  9. How to screenshot in Samsung
  10. How to change name in Clash of Clans

You can see the whole list by visiting the Google Year in Search page:

Google: The Year In Search 2015: Philippines