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Yen Santos, Jake Gyllenhaal top Google PH’s most searched personalities of 2021

/ 01:25 PM December 09, 2021
Yen Santos, Jake Gyllenhaal

Yen Santos and Jake Gyllenhaal (Image: screengrab from “A Faraway Land” trailer on YouTube/Mavx Productions, Instagram/@ jakegyllenhaal)

Yen Santos and American actor Jake Gyllenhaal led Google Philippines’ most searched personalities for 2021, alongside celebrities Rabiya Mateo, AJ Raval and Olivia Rodrigo, among others.

Santos was put under scrutiny by the public this year after she got involved in the split between fellow actors LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis. Meanwhile, Gyllenhaal gained social media attention after singer Taylor Swift released last month the 10-minute version of her song “All Too Well,” which is speculated to be about her former relationship with the actor.


Google released today, Dec. 9, its lists of top searches in the Philippines for 2021 under different categories.

Aside from Santos, Mateo, Raval and Rodrigo, the list of top female personalities also includes singer Bella Poarch, “Squid Game” star HoYeon Jung and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, who hosted Miss Universe 2020.


The male personalities who joined Gyllenhaal in the most searched list are “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” actor Kim Seon-ho, “True Beauty” star Hwang In-youp, actors Gerald Anderson, Dominic Roque and Dylan O’Brien, as well as former Interior Secretary Mel Sarmiento, who got engaged to actress Kris Aquino last October.

Anderson made headlines earlier this year after he admitted his relationship with actress Julia Barretto. His ex-girlfriend Bea Alonzo later confirmed her relationship with Roque in August. O’Brien, meanwhile, starred in the music video of Swift’s “All Too Well.”

The hit Korean series “Squid Game,” “Pagsamo lyrics” and the Korean drama “True Beauty” were also among the top trending search queries for this year.

“Six out of 10 searches are entertainment-related, which speak volumes on how Filipinos use the internet to connect to their passion points as a form of detachment and escape during the second year of the pandemic,” Google stated.

The company also released the lists of top searches for the following categories:

Shows or Series

  1. “Squid Game”
  2. “True Beauty”
  3. “Vincenzo”
  4. “Nevertheless”
  5. “Falling Into Your Smile”
  6. “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”
  7. “Bridgerton”
  8. “Trese”
  9. “Mr. Queen”
  10. “Alice In Borderland”

Songs or Lyrics


  1. “Pagsamo” lyrics
  2. “Heartbreak Anniversary” lyrics
  3. “Crazier” lyrics
  4. “Panalo” lyrics
  5. “Paubaya” lyrics
  6. “Mapa” lyrics
  7. “Drivers License” lyrics
  8. “All Too Well” lyrics
  9. “Levitating” lyrics
  10. “traitor” lyrics


  1. “Raya and the Last Dragon”
  2. “Army of the Dead”
  3. “Black Widow”
  4. “Red Notice”
  5. “Death of a Girlfriend”
  6. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
  7. “Army of Thieves”
  8. “Rurouni Kenshin”
  9. “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
  10. “Cruella”

Korean Personalities

  1. Kim Seon-ho
  2. Hwang In-youp
  3. HoYeon Jung
  4. Lee Da-in
  5. Yeon Woo
  6. Seo Yea-ji
  7. Song Kang
  8. Enhypen
  9. Han So Hee
  10. Heeseung

Korean Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Falling into Your Smile
  6. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  7. Mr. Queen
  8. Alice in Borderland
  9. Doom at Your Service
  10. My Roommate Is a Gumiho  /ra


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