The breakup of showbiz couple KathNiel — actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla—topped the searched terms on Google Philippines last week.
“It didn’t take long for this major development to arouse the interest of fans and netizens, as they instantly took to Google Search to look up everything about Bernardo, Padilla, and the KathNiel love team,” the tech firm said.
“Google Trends recorded the highest interest the pair has had in the last five years, with both fully dominating searches in the week of November 26.”
The couple announced their breakup on Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day.
There were more searches for Padilla on Google at 200,000 compared to 20,000 searches for the hero Andres Bonifacio.
“The KathNiel trend had also been brewing steadily over the past few weeks, as interest started climbing after talent manager Ogie Diaz teased the couple’s possible split early in November,” Google Philippines said.