Yahoo!’s Annual Year in Review Spotlights 2011

Before the year ends, list of top newsmakers and most sought topics online are now on the list for Yahoo! Philippines. This time let's check out who among these celebrities and personalities like our very own Shamcey Supsup made into the list. Also, do read below on the highlights that made into the most searchable persons, events, stories or even photos.

Passing Obsessions and Perplexing Newsmakers
Binibining Pilipinas Universe and Yahoo OMG! Major Impact awardee Shamcey Supsup takes the top spot in 2011;
Sam Pinto, Shalani Soledad and Andi Eigenmann make their way to the list again; Earthquakes and typhoons captivated Filipinos’ attention


MANILA, DECEMBER 6, 2011 – Today, Yahoo! Philippines announced its annual edition of Year in Review (, the highly-anticipated look-back that identifies the top stories and trends of the year based on millions of monthly unique visitor activity on its network and consumer searches.

The top searches for Yahoo! Philippines in 2011 were mostly showbiz newsmakers including Shamcey Supsup, Sam Pinto, Shalani Soledad, Andi Eigenmann, AJ Perez and Marian Rivera who made headlines for their make-ups, break-ups, national and international notoriety and fame. Shamcey, who clinched fourth place at the 60th Miss Universe pageant held in Brazil, led the 2011 search queries, bypassing her showbiz contemporaries while the Azkals, (Philippine national men's football team), natural calamities such as earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons trailed behind.

Philippines’ Pambasang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao was the third most-searched sportsperson globally after Danica Patrick and Tiger Woods and the second most searched in the Philippines following closely behind Petron Blaze Boosters – the nation’s professional basketball team. Some of the other sportspersons who made it to the Philippines’ list include Simon Atkins, James Yap and Phil Younghusband.

Former President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who faces five plunder cases was in the most-searched news and issues but what topped this category were the Typhoons Powerball that brought extensive damage to the country. Zubiri’s resignation, the first in years also made it to the Top 10 while Spratly Islands that saw tensions intensifying in the West Philippines Sea and the Reproductive Health Bill also made it to the list for being hotly contested issues.

The world news searches on Yahoo! Philippines were dominated by the Japan tsunami, royal weddings in the UK and Bhutan and Osama Bin Ladin – incidentally, the three topics were also in the Top 10 global searches. On a lighter side, Pilipinas Got Talent, American Idol and Temptation Island were among the most popular movies and television shows’ list.

The annual look-back of aggregated visitor activity is a gauge for worldwide interests. The 2011 is available in 17 versions including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. The top searches in the Philippines are mentioned as below:

Top Searches on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Shamcey Supsup: Secured fourth place in Miss Universe pageant 2011
2. PAGASA: Two consecutive typhoons: Falcon and Juaning had a devastating effect in the Philippines
3. NBA: Dallas Mavericks defeated Miami Heat to win the championship
4. Sam Pinto: This year's sexiest woman, according to FHM scored many commercials and featured in "Tween Academy” movie.
5. Azkals: The Philippine national men's football team resurrected the nation's interest in football
6. Shalani Soledad: President Noynoy Aquino's ex-girlfriend and Yahoo OMG! Celebrity of the Year got engaged to a congressman
7. Andi Eigenmann: The young actress became pregnant just as her career was taking off while the alleged father of her child broke up with her
8. AJ Perez: Promising actor AJ Perez, 17, died in a road accident.
9. Marian Rivera: Kapuso actress' historical fiction "Amaya" was a big television hit
10. Earthquakes: Japan Tsunami, New Zealand quake and the tremors in Negros Occidental

Isyu't Balita: Most-searched news and issues on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Typhoons Powerball: Consecutive typhoons brought damage to the country
2. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: Former president Arroyo faces 5 plunder cases and becomes a hospital regular
3. Zubiri resigns, Koko takes over: First resignation in years
4. MILF: All-out justice
5. Spratly Islands: Tension between the Philippines and China intensified due to the contested islands in the West Philippine Sea
6. Christopher Lao & James Soriano, Mideo Cruz: UP law student was bullied online while the Atenean Soriano suffered the same fate for calling Filipino "the language of the streets"; Cruz’ Poleteismo’s wooden penis at the "Kulo" exhibition was considered "sacriligeous"
7. Heidi Mendoza: Yahoo's Pitong Pinoy and government auditor exposed military corruption
8. RH Bill: The debate for the Reproductive Health Bill continues
9. Pajero Bishops: Arroyo-friendly Catholic bishops received funding for vehicles from PCSO
10. Crime surge in PH: Teen killings, massacres

Pelikula't Telebisyon: Movies & Television shows most searched on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Pilipinas Got Talent
2. American Idol
3. Temptation Island
4. Mara Clara
5. Talentadong Pinoy
6. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin
7. Amaya
8. Indie Scene
9. Showtime
10. GMA News TV

Negosyo: Top business searches on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Cebu Pacific
2. Banco Filipino
3. Philippine Airlines
4. Top 40 Forbes Oil prices
5. Jolibee Silver prices
7. Price increases
8. Meralco
9. PSE
10. Realty boom

Lakas-Palakasan: Top Searched Athletes on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Petron Blaze Boosters
2. Manny Pacquiao (Manny Pacquiao is the third most-searched sportsperson globally after Danica Patrick and Tiger Woods)
3. Simon Atkins
4. James Yap
5. Phil Younghusband
6. Kiefer Ravena
7. Smart Gilas
8. Nonito Donaire
9. Neil Etheridge
10. UAAP

Mundo: Top World News Searches on Yahoo! Philippines in 2011

1. Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
2. Royal Weddings: UK, Bhutan, Indonesia
3. Osama Bin Laden & Moammar Ghadafi
4. Libya and other revolutions
5. Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie & John McCarthy
6. US economic meltdown
7. Nokor vs SoKor
8. Pope John Paul II beatification
9. World Youth Day
10. Occupy Wall Street

With new music rising to the top of the charts every week, searches on Yahoo! for music lyrics offer a glimpse into the songs that really seem to resonate with listeners.

Top Music Lyric Searches on Yahoo! in 2011:

1.Super Bass -- Nicki Minaj
2.The Lazy Song -- Bruno Mars
3.Grenade -- Bruno Mars
4.Rolling in the Deep -- Adele
5.Someone Like You -- Adele
6.Look at Me Now -- Chris Brown
7.Born This Way -- Lady Gaga
8.You Belong With Me -- Taylor Swift
9.Pumped Up Kicks -- Foster The People
10.Just the Way You Are -- Bruno Mars

Movies and junk food go hand in hand. In 2011 people were glued to the big screen watching the magic of Harry Potter and the mayhem of “The Hangover”.

Top Movie Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
2. Twilight: Breaking Dawn
3. Transformers 3
4. Tron Legacy
5. Black Swan
6. X-Men: First Class
7. Captain America
8. Just Go With It
9. The Hangover, Part II
10. Fast Five

What’s ‘Your Best Shot’ from 2011?

Yahoo! is asking people to go to Flickr and share a look into their own year through the “Your Best Shot 2011” group. Consumers can submit their best photo of the year -- an image that represents their year, a turning point in their life, or just their favorite shot -- and share with other members on Flickr, and possibly the broader community on the Flickr blog. To join the group and submit a photo, please visit:

For more about the Yahoo! 2011 Year in Review and other top searches, go to or search for "2011 Year in Review" on


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