The top search queries in the Philippines for 2021- Google

What a pleasant surprise. Google Philippines sent me their very own Google parol—Super G- which also  showed me this year’s top newsmakers. What do you think are the top 10 searches in 2021? I was surprised at some of the queries. Let me show you my unboxing so you will be just as surprised as I am.

The local results, especially the Overall Top Trending Searches of the annual Year in Search provide an insight on what mattered most to Filipinos this year. Four of my searches came out of  the list.

“COVID-19 prevention” topped this year’s list which signifies that Filipinos continue to rely on Google Search to look for helpful information to keep themselves safe and prevent the spread of the virus. That was my search query, too.  Marked as the year of healing, 2021 in the Philippines saw searches on “VaxCertPH” (top 4) and “COVID-19 vaccine” (top 6) which indicate Filipinos’ view towards vaccination and its importance not just for health and safety but as a requirement to travel locally and internationally. I even created a VaxCertPh video. Incidentally, I created a Covid-19 playlist on YouTube.

Six out of 10 searches are entertainment-related (NBA games today, Squid Game, Miss Universe 2021, Pacquiao vs. Ugas, Pagsamo lyrics, True Beauty) which speak volumes on how Filipinos use the internet to connect to their passion points as a form of detachment and escape during the second year of the pandemic.

As for my searches, it was Covid-19 prevention, Squid game, VaxCertPH and Covid-19 vaccine .

Here are the overall Top Trending Searches

1. COVID-19 prevention
2. NBA games today
3. Squid Game
4. VaxCertPH
5. Miss Universe 2021
6. COVID-19 vaccine
7. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
8. Pagsamo lyrics
9. True Beauty
10. Metro Manila area floods


1. COVID-19 prevention
2. VaxCertPH
3. Miss Universe 2021
4. COVID-19 vaccine
5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
6. Metro Manila area floods
7. Paralympics
8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
9. national ID registration
10. Johnson & Johnson vaccine


1. Paralympics
2. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
3. Hidilyn Diaz
4. Olympics
5. Olympics medal tally
6. Carlo Paalam
7. Devin Booker
8. Leylah Fernandez
9. Eumir Marcial
10. Nesthy Petecio


1. NBA games today
2. Bucks vs. Suns
3. Nets vs. Bucks
4. Lakers
5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
6. Suns vs. Clippers
7. Paralympics
8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
9. PBA schedule
10. NBA score today

Shows or Series

1. Squid Game
2. True Beauty
3. Vincenzo
4. Nevertheless
5. Falling Into Your Smile
6. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
7. Bridgerton
8. Trese
9. Mr. Queen
10. Alice In Borderland

Songs or Lyrics

1. Pagsamo lyrics
2. Heartbreak Anniversary lyrics
3. Crazier lyrics
4. Panalo lyrics
5. Paubaya lyrics
6. Mapa lyrics
7. Drivers License lyrics
8. All Too Well lyrics
9. Levitating lyrics
10. traitor lyrics


1. Axie Infinity
2. Dragonary
3. CryptoBlades
4. Specimen Zero
5. My DeFi Pet
6. Sausage Man
7. KaraStar
8. Valorant
9. Among Us
10. Genshin Impact

Male Personalities

1. Jake Gyllenhaal
2. Kim Seon-ho
3. Hwang In-youp
4. Gerald Anderson
5. Dylan O’brien
6. Scottie Thompson
7. Dominic Roque
8. Giannis Antetokounmpo
9. Carlo Paalam
10. Mel Sarmiento

Female Personalities

1. Yen Santos
2. Rabiya Mateo
3. AJ Raval
4. Hidilyn Diaz
5. Leni Robredo
6. Sara Duterte
7. Bella Poarch
8. Olivia Rodrigo
9. HoYeon Jung
10. Olivia Culpo

Now I am not surprised that our Vice President Leni Robredo came out in the top 5 searches. Sara Duterte comes next.


1. Raya and the Last Dragon
2. Army of the Dead
3. Black Widow
4. Red Notice
5. Death of a Girlfriend
6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
7. Army of Thieves
8. Rurouni Kenshin
9. Space Jam: A New Legacy
10. Cruella

Korean Personalities

1. Kim Seon-ho
2. Hwang In-youp
3. HoYeon Jung
4. Lee Da-in
5. Yeon Woo
6. Seo Yea-ji
7. Song Kang
8. Enhypen
9. Han So Hee
10. Heeseung

Korean Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  6. Mr. Queen
  7. Doom at Your Service
  8. My Roommate Is a Gumiho
  9. My Name
  10. Youth of May