Top trending searches on Yahoo! Philippines Jan 9-15

Top Trending Searches on Yahoo! Philippines
January 9 to 15, 2012

Who made a big trending last week? Check out Yahoo! Philippines Top Trending Searches for January 9-15.

1. Richard Yap: Viewers of ABS-CBN’s “My Binondo Girl” turned to Yahoo! Search to look for more information about the actor playing Papa Chen. They searched for the 44-year-old Cebuano model and actor Richard Yap, who was first seen as a chef in television commercials for the fastfood chain Chowking. Richard, who is happily married and has two kids, says he is thankful for the public’s acceptance and support.

2. Bea Binene: Starstruck Kids finalist and now Kapuso tween star Bea Binene is set to topbill a new fantasy series in GMA Network. She will play the title role and will be in a love triangle with teen actors Jake Vargas and Derrick Monasterio in the upcoming “Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis.”

3. Rachel Weisz: Academy Award-winning British actress Rachel Weisz is in Manila for the shoot of the movie “The Bourne Legacy.” Rachel and Jeremy Renner, who plays the role of Jason Bourne in the popular film series, will be in the country until next month. She was reportedly seen attending the birthday party of eventologist Tim Yap.

4. Kim Bum: South Korean actor and “Boys Over Flowers” actor Kim Bum remains popular in the Philippines. He appears as a guardian angel in “Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats,” a fantasy series currently airing in South Korea. His fans are most likely searching for photos and videos from the series, and they also want to know if it will be shown in the Philippines.

5. Melanie Amaro: A nineteen-year-old singer from British Virgin Islands named Melanie Amaro won the first season of the American singing contest “X-Factor.” She was awarded a $5-million recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. When asked what she would buy with her winnings, she said she does not need fancy things. A foot massager, according to her, is what she truly wants and needs at this time.

6. Sinulog: Tourists again flocked to the Sinulog Festival in Cebu last weekend. The colorful festival is held in honor of the Santo Niño. This year’s festivities, however, was concluded by a robbery that occurred Monday night. Burglars took P1.6 million from the Sinulog Foundation’s vault at the Cebu City Sports Center.

7. Coco Martin: The Philippines’ “Indie Prince,” Coco Martin, is being linked to fellow Kapamilya talent Kris Aquino. There were reportedly predictions saying Coco will father a child with Kris. He said that is impossible as he treats Kris as a family. Coco plays the role of a haciendero’s son in ABS-CBN’s new series, “Walang Hanggan.”

8. Jose Manalo: Comedian and “Eat Bulaga” host Jose Manalo trended on Yahoo! Search after a video of him imitating Gerald Anderson’s mentally challenged character in “Budoy” became viral. In the video taken during the Fastbreak Charity Event for Sendong Victims at The Arena in San Juan, Jose started talking like Budoy and called himself Unggoy. Gerald later joined him and gamely went in character as Budoy.

9. ACET results: School wars are alive even on Yahoo! Search. A week after the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) and the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) trended, the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) also hit the search logs.

10. Marian Rivera: GMA Network’s “Primetime Queen,” Marian Rivera, joins this week’s list of trending searches after her epicserye “Amaya” aired its finale and won the ratings game. Her boyfriend Dingdong Dantes made a surprise appearance in the final episode as Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sent by Spain to find new trade routes. Marian and Dingdong will be together again in an upcoming primetime GMA series “My Beloved.

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