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Google Trends show that searches for the word “migrate” and “migrating” in the Philippines have surged, just when partial and unofficial results have started coming in, on Monday, May 13.

In a Facebook post by Data Scientist Isaac Reyes, he shared some screenshots showing that searches for the said terms have started to increase on Monday night.

“Some people in PH are not liking the preliminary election results so much that they are ready to move! Search terms ‘migrate’ and ‘migrating’ are trending HARD in PH right now,” Isaac Reyes said.

If you’ll check the Google Trends website, searches for “migration” and “how to migrate” started to increase on Monday, after the unofficial results from precincts have started coming in on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

The Google Trends data also revealed that Pinoys preferred to move to destinations like Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Searches were from the residents of Western Visayas, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Metro Manila.

However, some Twitter netizens said that migrating is not the solution to the problem. @_marthmallow shared: “I’m seeing so many tweets going ‘Hate the results. Leaving this country.’ NO. You stay. And help fix this. This is greater than you. There are more pinned down than you. If not, learn what you can from outside & bring it back here. Do not run away. Nothing happens when you do.”


As of writing, candidates from PDP-Laban and regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) had 9 bets in the top 12 as of 11:26am, Tuesday.

What can you say about the Google Trends data?


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