NU 107 tops Pinoys' Google search


Posted at Nov 14 2010 05:17 PM | Updated as of Nov 15 2010 01:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines - News about NU 107's final broadcast caught the interest of most Internet-using Filipinos last week.

The local radio station, dubbed as "the home of nu (new) rock," is the most searched topic in Google Philippines from November 5 to 11, according to data from the search engine.

Playing the iconic Eraserheads hit Ang Huling El Bimbo, NU 107 signed off the air on Sunday, November 7.

The rock station's studio in Pasig City welcomed a steady stream of fans and artists as it ended its 23-year run.

"Short on time, short on budget but big on heart, and I think that sums up NU 107: it's our having the mission and passion to see it through. It's our love for the station," said Atom Henares, NU 107 co-founder. (Read story here.)

NU 107 is set to resurface with a new, more mainstream format. Asked if they will continue broadcasting rock music through the Internet, Henares said they are "working on it."

Meanwhile, 2 ABS-CBN shows made it to Google Philippines' most searched list last week. Magkaribal, which starred Bea Alonzo and Gretchen Barretto, aired its last episode on November 5.

Imortal, topbilled by Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz, continues to lead primetime ratings, according to AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People Ratings.

Below is the full list of the top topics from November 5 to 11, as listed by Google Philippines:

1. NU 107
2. Miss International 2010
3. Megamind
4. Magkaribal
5. Walking Dead
6. Inception
7. Christmas
8. PCSO Lotto Result
9. Reproductive Health Bill
10. Imortal

On the other hand, here is the full list of the fastest rising newsmakers in the country last week:

1. Katrina Paula
2. Lee Da Hae
3. Mai Mislang
4. Karen Davila
5. Shalani Soledad
6. Darren Criss
7. Alodia Gosengfiao
8. Liz Uy
9. Robert Pattinson
10. Angel Locsin is the online news department of ABS-CBN Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corp.