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New 7 Wonders of Nature, Mariel Rodriguez, Polo Ravales and Enchong Dee are this week’s top searches on Yahoo! Philippines


  1. New 7 Wonders of Nature: Filipino netizens turned to Yahoo! last week for updates on the search for the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ to check on the Philippines’ finalist – the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan. According to the New 7 Wonders of Nature website, the PPUR currently ranks third in terms of share of international and national votes. Philippine residents may vote for the PPUR online at http://www.new7wonders.com or by texting PPUR to 2861.
  2. Mariel Rodriguez: Kapamilya actress Mariel Rodriguez and her husband, action star Robin Padilla, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Maldives. Robin said that with the help of the hotel’s Filipino staff, he surprised Mariel with a dinner date by the beach.
  3. Polo Ravales: Kapuso actor Polo Ravales is in the cast of GMA-7’s afternoon series “Sinner or Saint.” He plays the role of an investigative journalist who falls in love with the female protagonist.
  4. Enchong Dee: Actor and athlete Enchong Dee is the love interest of Erich Gonzales, who plays the lead role in “Maria la del Barrio”, ABS-CBN’s remake of Mexican actress Thalia’s telenovela. Earlier this month, Enchong donated blood for dengue victims.
  5. Kim Kardashian wedding photos: After Lindsay Lohan trended last week for copying Pippa Middleton and wearing a white Alice Temperley gown at Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ wedding, Yahoo! Search users want to see more photos of their wedding.
  6. Petron Blaze Boosters: This year’s Philippine Basketball Association Governor’s Cup went to the Petron Blaze Boosters. The team denied Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters a grand slam with the Boosters winning the final game.
  7. Typhoon Mina: The most recent tropical cyclone to visit the country, Typhoon Mina, is finally out of the Philippines’ area. According to the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Mina left 25 people dead, 32 injured, and 7 missing. The NDRRMC pegged the typhoon’s initial cost of damages to infrastructure and agriculture at 1.16 billion pesos.
  8. Joseph Bitangcol: Young actor Joseph Bitangcol is now recuperating after a car accident on August 10 which fractured his chin and cheekbones. His friends organized a fundraising concert for him last week, while support for him poured in from people from all walks of life. Joseph’s mother recounted being touched by the generosity with even cigarette vendors pledging to donate money for his operation.
  9. Prostate cancer symptoms: Searches for prostate cancer symptoms spiked after news reports revealed that it is one of the most common forms of cancer that kill Filipino men. According to the 2010 Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates, prostate cancer resulted in 1,410 deaths out of every 100,000 reported cases among Filipino males.
  10. Kris Aquino house: Many Filipinos are curious about Kris Aquino’s lifestyle, so it is not surprising to see searches for “Kris Aquino house” to spike from time to time. This September, Kris appears on the cover of YES! Magazine, to which she granted an all-access pass to her luxurious twin condominium units.

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