Top trending searches on Yahoo! Philippines - November 7 to 13

It was a very memorable 11.11.11 as netizens kept on searching for its significance. From November 7 to 13, Georgina Wilson, Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan, Anne Curtis and Manny Pacquiao were trending topics on Yahoo! Philippines

1. Georgina Wilson: Filipino-British model Georgina Wilson, one of the endorsers of Filipino clothing brand Bench, trended on Yahoo! after she announced on November 9 that she will appear on this season of “America's Next Top Model,” a reality model-search show hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks. Georgina featured on the show as a guest model and stylist who was tasked to advise the contestants on "what to do on the semi-final round" which was shot in Greece. The episode aired in the Philippines on the night of November 14 in ETC.!/iloveGEORGINA/status/134112680465281025!/iloveGEORGINA/status/134112909335855104

2. Puerto Princesa Underground River: The Philippines' bet in the New7Wonders of Nature contest, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan, made it to the list of provisional winners announced on November 11. The tourist destination was supported by President Noynoy Aquino, who lead the campaign to urge Filipinos to vote for the PPUR though text messaging and on the Internet. Days after the announcement of the provisional winners, controversies involving the Zurich-based New7Wonders Foundation surfaced. Reports said Maldives and Indonesia withdrew from the contest because the organizers were allegedly collecting millions of dollars in surprise fees. The organizers denied this report.

3. Anne Curtis: The “Pambansang Sweetheart,” Anne Curtis, returns to the trending topics list after an encounter with GMA Network employees at the USTv Students' Choice Awards kickoff party. Anne apologized to UST students for failing to perform during the event. She said she was already near the stage to sing, but the Kapuso staff did not allow her to even say hello to the crowd. For its part, GMA Network said Anne wanted to go onstage during the time slot assigned to its talents, who had been waiting for hours.

4. 11 11 11: Netizens looked on Yahoo! Search for clues on the significance of November 11, 2011, which was numerically special as the date was written as 11/11/11. For some, it was a lucky day to get married. New age enthusiasts believed it was a gateway to a new era. For others, 11/11/11 was a combination that they could bet for on in the lottery.

5. Pacquiao vs Marquez 3: The third installment of the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez boxing saga ended in yet another controversial win for the Philippines' “Pambansang Kamao”. Pacquiao won the 12-round bout via a majority decision and retained his World Boxing Organization title belt, but some analysts and fans questioned the decision. Social networking sites were abuzz with differing opinions; some doubting the results and others upholding it. Bob Arum and Pacquiao's camp were also reportedly considering another rematch to finally deliver a decisive conclusion to the two boxers' rivalry. Meanwhile, Filipino fans now await a supposed Manny-Jinkee “showdown” on infidelity rumors.


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