COVID-19 Prevention, NBA and Squid Game Tops Google Philippines’ Top Searches in 2021

by Matthew Escosia
SEA Wave - Google Top Searches Philippines 2021
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Ever wonder what Filipinos are searching the most? Google just released the most searched terms this 2021, and to no surprise, trending topics like COVID-19 preventions, NBA Games, and even the hit Netflix series Squid Game topped the list.

The overall top ten trending search terms in Google Philippines are (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 and (10) Metro Manila area floods.

“COVID-19 prevention” and “COVID-19 vaccine” showing up in this year’s list of most searched terms in the Philippines signifies our continued reliance on Google Search when it comes to getting information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Google also saw relevant searches like “VaxCertPh” and “Metro Manila area floods” being included in the most searched keywords, while our fellow countrymen are never ones to miss out on flaunting their Pinoy pride, as exemplified by trending search terms “Miss Universe 2021” and “Pacquiao vs. Ugas”. Lastly, iconic pieces of pop media like Squid Game, the song Pagsamo, and Korean series True Beauty shows just how much we value our entertainment.

For more trending search terms on Google Philippines, check out the lists below:


  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

Top Olympics

  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

Top Sports

  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

Top 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

Top 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

Top Game-related

  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

Top 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

Top 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

Top Movies

  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

Top 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

Top Korean Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Falling Into Your Smile
  6. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  7. Mr. Queen
  8. Alice In Borderland
  9. Doom at Your Service
  10. My Roommate Is a Gumiho


What are your thoughts on Google’s Top PH search terms? Do you think these lists reflected our country’s interests and concerns in 2021? Share your reactions in the comments section below!

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