The Inbox

Anne Curtis’ revealing dress teases netizens

Photo by NPPA Images

Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis, the nursing board exam results, and Paris Hilton spiked on Yahoo! Search last week.

1. Anne Curtis. Searches for Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis spiked after she wore a daring cutout dress by designer Rajo Laurel at the Philippine Fashion Ball last August 15. The controversial dress, which exposed Anne's cleavage, rear, and the entire sides of her body, somehow reminded users of her wardrobe malfunction in Boracay last year and sent them searching for "Anne Curtis Boracay" on Yahoo! Anne was also named "Icon of the Year" at the recent "Us Girls" August Awards.

2. Nursing board exam results. Forty-eight percent of the 78,135 who took the nurse licensure examination last month passed the examination. The 37,513 new nurses are led by a University of the Philippines alumni and board topnotcher Jomel Garcia Lapides, who said he will look for work in the Philippines. The examinees and their families and friends logged on to Yahoo! Search late last week to find if they—or their loved ones—are among the lucky ones.

3. Paris Hilton. Hollywood actress and hotel heiress Paris Hilton said she loved her five-day stay in Manila. During her visit, she was launched as an endorser and designer for Century properties. She also opened the Megamall branch of her handbags and accessories store and met with her friends Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao and her long-time fan Isha Dinio.

4. Dragon fruit. Netizens became interested in dragon fruit after Yahoo! Philippines featured the story of a mother who earned fortune and honor by growing the nutritious fruit. Edita Dacuycuy, now 66, started growing dragon fruit after it helped improve the condition of her daughter who was suffering from cerebral palsy. Edita—who received a citation from President Noynoy Aquino as Gawad Saka Awards' high value crops farmer this year—now has an eight-hectare dragon fruit farm.

5. Edgar Allan Guzman. 2011 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival best actor Edgar Allan Guzman of "Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me," trended on Yahoo! and Twitter after appearing in an episode of ABS-CBN's "Maalaala Mo Kaya" opposite Kim Chiu. Edgar Allan is said to be the new "Prince of Indie"—a label given by the Philippine movie press actor Coco Martin, who has since gone mainstream.

6. Lorna Tolentino. Veteran actress Lorna Tolentino is the latest star to join the Kapatid network. Instead of renewing her contract with ABS-CBN, she signed up for an exclusive contract with TV5. The transfer, she told Yahoo! OMG!, is not about the money. It's about maximizing her time, talent, and exposure on TV, she said.

7. Lindsay Lohan. Troubled American actress Lindsay Lohan attended the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries this weekend. She wore a white gown with the same design as the white one that Pippa Middleton donned during this year's British royal wedding.

8. Ninoy Aquino Day. The nation commemorated on Sunday the 28th anniversary of the martyrdom of Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., father of incumbent President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Ninoy's death fueled pro-democracy protests that culminated in the EDSA People Power Revolution that led to the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and installed Ninoy's wife Cory to the presidency. Ninoy Aquino Day fell on a Sunday, so Yahoo! users who were hoping that the holiday would be moved searched for "August 22, 2001 holiday" and other related terms.

9. Dota 2. Gamers are anticipating the release of Dota 2, a standalone sequel to Defense of the Ancients (Dota), the popular custom map of online game Warcraft III. During Gamescom 2011, a video games trade fair held in Germany, Dota 2 developer Valve Corporation launched the inaugural Dota 2 Championship. Dubbed "The International," the tournament was won by Ukrainian team Na'Vi—named after the extra-terrestrials in the movie "Avatar." Dota 2 is expected to be released later this year.

10. AirAsia Philippines. Budget airlines AirAsia launched its Philippine affiliate last week. Its first aircraft, a brand new Airbus A230 arrived, at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport on August 15. The plane, commanded by Captain Johansen Hernandez, arrived from France carrying AirAsia Philippines CEO Marianne Hontiveros, among others.

These trending searches are for August 15 to 21, 2011. Check out the previous Yahoo! Search Trends article, "Controversial art exhibit also a hit on Yahoo! Search."


Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific
    First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach. Several aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel, which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines, the official Xinhua news agency said. "This is the first time that the PLA Air Force conducted such drills in an airspace far offshore from Chinese coastlines," Xinhua cited …

  • Shorter hours for rail lines tomorrow
    Shorter hours for rail lines tomorrow

    The Metro Rail Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will have shorter hours tomorrow for the replacement of defective railroad tracks during the Holy Week. …

  • Noy increases allowances for cops, soldiers
    Noy increases allowances for cops, soldiers

    President Aquino has signed a joint congressional resolution raising the daily subsistence allowance for both members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP). Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Aquino signed last March 27 the merged Joint Resolution 2 of the Senate and Joint Resolution 26 of the House of Representatives. Speaking to reporters, Lacierda yesterday said the daily allowances of police officers and soldiers were raised from P90 …

  • Oil firms raise gas prices today
    Oil firms raise gas prices today

    This year’s Holy Week break will be accompanied by an increase in local pump prices after oil companies announced yesterday a P1.10 per liter hike for gasoline and P0.60 per liter for diesel effective today. “Phoenix Petroleum Philippines will increase the prices of gasoline by P1.10 per liter and diesel by P0.60 per liter effective 6 a.m. of March 31, 2015 to reflect the movements in the prices of refined petroleum products in the international market,” said Phoenix Petroleum, an independent …

  • DFA denies dropping Phl claim to Sabah
    DFA denies dropping Phl claim to Sabah

    The Philippines has never offered to drop its Sabah claim in exchange for Malaysia’s support for Manila’s arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. “In the context of our friendly bilateral relations, our two countries have been for years exchanging ways on how to address the issue of the extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea,” Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said in explaining the DFA’s …

  • Pagcor remits record high P5 B to national treasury
    Pagcor remits record high P5 B to national treasury

    The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has remitted P5 billion in cash dividends to the National Treasury, fully settling all its arrears incurred in the last several years. Pagcor chairman and chief executive officer Cristino Naguiat Jr. said with this year’s remittance, the state-owned gaming firm has fully settled all remaining arrears in cash dividends that were incurred by the previous administration since 2005. Pagcor’s cash dividends to the National Treasury under its …

  • Maysak moves closer to Phl
    Maysak moves closer to Phl

    The typhoon with international name Maysak slightly accelerated as it moved closer to the Philippines yesterday, threatening to dump rains over eastern Luzon this weekend, the state weather bureau said. Rene Paciente, senior weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said Maysak was spotted at 2,175 kilometers east of Mindanao as of 1 p.m. yesterday. Paciente said based on their latest forecast, Maysak is likely to affect …

  • Phl gets P2-B climate projects from Germany
    Phl gets P2-B climate projects from Germany

    The Philippines is getting 41 million euros or around P2 billion from the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of Germany that will fund 10 bilateral projects to address the impact of climate change. Climate Change Commission (CCC) vice chairman Lucille Sering yesterday met with Norbert Gorissen – head of the International Climate Finance of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety – to discuss the projects, some of which will be …


Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Poll Choice Options