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After a month-long voting process, the public has chosen the late Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo as the WikiPinoy for 2012, according to a local online, free content encyclopedia group.
Two of the country’s celebrated personalities who passed away this year were the top newsmakers of 2012, based on the number of times stories about them on search engine Google.com.
Go, Leni! Leni Robredo’s decision to seek a congressional seat in Camarines Sur met with more cheers than jeers from netizens, most of whom also expressed surprise at her sudden change of mind.
Former Chief Justice Renato Corona, the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao topped the list of most-searched Filipino newsmakers in the first nine months of the year, according to the listing of search engine Google.