Kate Middleton tops Pinoys' Google search


Posted at Nov 23 2010 12:24 PM | Updated as of Nov 23 2010 08:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The fiancee of Britain's Prince William was top of mind for most Internet-using Filipinos last week.

Kate Middleton, longtime girlfriend of the second-in-line to the throne, is the most searched personality in Google Philippines from November 12 to 18, data from the search engine showed.

Prince William gave her the engagement ring that belonged to his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, last Wednesday. (Read story here.)

"This week is obviously Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's week, but Prince William's fiancee, Kate Middleton, made a late entrance this week when the UK couple announced their engagement on November 16," Google Philippines said in a statement.

Coming in second place on Google Philippines' Zeitgeist list is Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad, the former girlfriend of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Soledad reportedly received heavy criticism for her hosting style in a variety show in another network.

Also part of the list are 8-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito. The Pacman dominated the Tijuana Tornado in a 12-round bout at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas last November 14. (Read story here.)

Below is the full list of the top newsmakers from November 12 to 18, as listed by Google Philippines:

1. Kate Middleton
2. Shalani Soledad
3. Antonio Margarito
4. Manny Pacquiao
5. Alodia Gosiengfiao
6. Jasmine Villegas
7. Charice
8. Emma Watson
9. Bruno Mars
10. Paramore

Meanwhile, here is the full list of the fastest rising topics in the country last week:

1. Pacquiao vs Margarito
2. LG Optimus One
3. Asian games
4. Kik
6. Harry Potter
7. DepEd
9. "Glee" season 2
10. Singapore