From left: Searches related to COVID-19 continue to dominate; the Father's Day-themed Google Doodle on June 21. Photo by George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
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‘Track and trace,’ loans, and Father’s Day are among the most googled last month in the Philippines

Apart from the yearly spikes in searches for Dad’s day, identifying and dealing with COVID-19 still dominated Pinoy consciousness.
ANCX | Jul 08 2020

Google Philippines shares the most searched queries and terms that topped Filipinos’ search history for the month of June. While the previous month proved to be a celebration for dads as Father’s Day, news and updates related to COVID-19 continue to be on the list including “SSS calamity loan processing time” and  “track and trace.” Below is the Google Trends result summary for the month of June:

The chart below shows Filipinos’ search interest for coronavirus this 2020 from January to date.

While there seems to be a decline, the topic still dominates the searches with the following as the most searched questions for the month of June:

  1. What is coronavirus?
  2. Is coronavirus airborne?
  3. When will coronavirus end?
  4. Is there asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease?
  5. Is itchy throat a sign for coronavirus?
  6. How to prevent coronavirus.
  7. How coronavirus spread.
  8. When did coronavirus start in PH?
  9. How to cure coronavirus at home.
  10. Can coronavirus survive in water?


The map below shows the locations where search interest for coronavirus is high during June:

Top 10 states ranked by search interest for coronavirus in June

  1. Eastern Visayas
  2. Central Visayas
  3. Cordillera Administrative Region
  4. Zamboanga Peninsula
  5. Caraga
  6. Metro Manila
  7. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
  8. Western Visayas
  9. Bicol
  10. Davao Region


The chart shows the spike in search interest for “track and trace” from 2004 to present in the Philippines.

Google Trends provides access to a largely unfiltered sample of actual search requests made to Google. It’s anonymized (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together). This allows Google to display interest in a particular topic from around the globe or down to city-level geography. For more questions about the methodology, please visit this FAQ site.


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