Anne Curtis' revealing dress teases netizens on Yahoo!

Top Trending Searches on Yahoo! Philippines from in the week of August 15 to 21, 2011.

Congratulations to all who passed the recent Nursing board exam. On top trending this week on Yahoo, Anne Curtis had the biggest leap during the Philippine Fashion Ball last August 15. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton visit to Manila has also created a huge scene online. Whereas cinemalaya movies also made on the list.

Top Trending Searches on Yahoo!

1. Anne Curtis: Searches for actress, model and television host Anne Curtis spiked after she wore a daring cutout dress by designer Rajo Laurel at the Philippine Fashion Ball on August 15. The controversial dress, which exposed Anne’s cleavage, backside, and the entire sides of her body, somehow reminded users of her embarrassing bikini slip in Boracay last year and sent them searching for “Anne Curtis Boracay” on Yahoo!. Anne was recently named ‘Icon of the Year’ at the “Us Girls” August Awards.

2. Nursing board exam results: Forty-eight percent of the 78,135 who took the nurse licensure examination last month have passed the test. Jomel Garcia Lapides from University of the Philippines, Manila topped the exam with a score of 88.40% and said he will look for work here in the country. The examinees and their families and friends logged on to Yahoo! Search late last week to find if they -- or their loved ones -- were among the passers.

3. Paris Hilton: Hollywood actress and hotel heiress Paris Hilton said she loved her five-day stay in Manila. During her visit, she was launched as an endorser and designer for Century Properties. She also opened the Megamall branch of her handbags and accessories store and met with her friends Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao and her long-time fan Isha Dinio.

4. Dragon Fruit: Netizens became interested in dragon fruit after Yahoo! Philippines featured the story of a mother who earned fortune and honor by growing the nutritious fruit. Edita Dacuycuy, now 66, started growing dragon fruit after it helped improve the condition of her daughter who was suffering from cerebral palsy. Edita, who received Gawad Saka Awards from President Noynoy Aquino as high value crops farmer this year, now has an eight-hectare dragon fruit farm.

5. Edgar Allan Guzman: The 2011 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival best actor Edgar Allan Guzman of “Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me,” trended on Yahoo! after appearing in ABS CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” opposite Kim Chiu. Edgar Allan is said to be the new “Prince of Indie”, a label given by the Philippine movie press actor Coco Martin, who has since gone mainstream.

6. Lorna Tolentino: Veteran actress Lorna Tolentino is the latest star to join the Kapatid network. Instead of renewing her contract with ABS-CBN, she signed up for an exclusive contract with TV5. The transfer, she told Yahoo OMG!, is not about the money. “It’s about maximizing my time, talent and exposure on TV,” she said.

7. Lindsay Lohan: American actress Lindsay Lohan trended on Yahoo! Search for copying Pippa Middleton and wearing a white Alice Temperley gown when she attended the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries this weekend. Keeping in tune with the Kardashian’s black or white theme, Lohan donned the iconic dress which Pippa had worn for her sister Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding reception. The floor length Arabia gown in a striking green satin and crystal artwork panel had received rave reviews from fashionistas for her style quotient.

8. Ninoy Aquino Day: This Sunday, the nation commemorated the 28th anniversary of the martyrdom of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., father of incumbent President Benigno Aquino III. Ninoy’s death fueled pro-democracy protests, culminating in the EDSA People Power Revolution, which then led to the ousting of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the instatement of Ninoy’s wife Cory to the presidency.

9. Dota 2: Gamers are anticipating the release of Dota 2, a standalone sequel to “Defense of the Ancients” (Dota), the popular custom map of online game Warcraft III. During Gamescom 2011, a video games trade fair held in Germany, Dota 2 developer Valve Corporation launched the inaugural Dota 2 Championship. Dubbed “The International,” the tournament was won by Ukrainian team Na’Vi – named after the extra-terrestrials in the movie “Avatar.”  Dota 2 is expected to be released later this year.

10. AirAsia Philippines: Budget airlines AirAsia launched its Philippine affiliate last week. Its first aircraft, a brand new Airbus A230 arrived at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport on August 15. The plane, commanded by Captain Johansen Hernandez, arrived from France carrying AirAsia Philippines CEO Marianne Hontiveros, among others.


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