Manny Pacquiao is famous—no doubt about it.
His boxing bouts have been attracting fans from the different parts of the globe, and his feats have been featured and acknowledged by television shows in the U.S. and by magazines like Time and Forbes.
But his fame now extends beyond the ring: Pacman tops this year's list of 100 Most Read PEP Breaking News.
According to Google Analytics, which measures our web traffic, the one-month old story, "Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee reportedly had a big fight over Krista-Ranillo" brought in a lot of PEPsters, given its 158, 869 page views (or the number clicks) and 131, 172 unique users (or the number of individual Internet Service Providers that visited the site).
And guess which story owned the second place?
It's still our Pambansang Kamao and his video footage with a "mysterious woman inside his car" in Las Vegas, which generated 142, 417 page views and 101, 810 unique users.
In Showbizlandia, Manny also shone as the most controversial man. Six more stories related to his rumored affair with the daughter of Mat Ranillo also made it to this year's "Most Read" news.
Hayden Kho, another scene stealer of 2009, did not occupy any slot in the top 100, but the ladies who got dragged into the video scandal controversy got the support and sympathy of the readers. Eight stories—about Katrina Halili, Maricar Reyes, and even KC Concepcion and Bea Alonzo—got the showbiz aficionados hooked.
The hotness meter of Marian Rivera, who was deemed the most in-demand topic last year, did not wane in 2009. Nine articles about the progress of her relationship with Dingdong Dantes gained a huge following. The PDA (public display affection) photos of the two became all the rage and placed Top 10.
In the number 3 was the paparazzo photo of Ruffa Gutierrez and John Lloyd Cruz while shopping in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California. The interference of the former beauty queen's mom Annabelle Rama and John Lloyd's constant denials also the caught the public's interest.
Meanwhile, the wedding of Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo last April 28 ranked fourth even if it was dubbed "secret."
Making it to the Top 5 was Claudine Barretto's sudden transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA-7.
Other staples in the readers' "Can't Miss This Story" list had something to do with Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin, breakups, deaths, and rifts.
There's the airport incident, car accident, and libel case of Richard against PEP, and the sad endings for the love stories of Angel and Luis Manzano, Jomari Yllana and Pops Fernandez, and Jolina Magdangal and Bebong Muñoz. And let's not forget the death of Francis Magalona, Johnny Delgado, and Ted Failon's wife Trinidad Etong.
The rifts between Lorna Tolentino and Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Annabelle Rama and Wilma Galvante, Cristine Reyes and RR Enriquez added a bit of spice to the lives of showbiz fans.
And what rocked and shocked the Pinoys? Stories that did not involve stars.
Remember the outburst of fashion designer Boyet Fajardo at the Duty Free Philippines shop and the tragic death of Ruby Rose, sister of actress Rochelle Barrameda?
Of course, the NETizens didn't just patronize the controversial, the sad endings, and intriguing issues in showbiz. The Ondoy heroes—like Gerald Anderson and couple Juday and Ryan—also yielded a lot of clicks!
That's just to give you a quick rundown of the PEPster's preferred showbiz topics.
Now here's the data that will tell you the story titles that generated the most number of readers from January 1 to December 21, 2009:
1. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee reportedly had a big fight over Krista Ranillo (page 1) PV: 158,869/ UU: 131,172
2. YouTube video shows Manny Pacquiao inside his car with a mysterious woman PV: 142,417/ UU: 101,810
3. Another paparazzo photo of Ruffa Gutierrez and John Lloyd Cruz surfaces PV: 120,455/ UU: 102,985
4. (UPDATED) Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo tie the knot in Batangas PV: 116,029/ UU: 94,976
5. Claudine Barretto cuts her ties with ABS CBN, moves to GMA-7 PV: 113,795/ UU: 100,822
6. Richard Gutierrez involved in airport incident PV: 101,700/ UU: 92,577
7. Lorna Tolentino refuses to work with Chin Chin Gutierrez again PV: 101,542/ UU: 87,043
8. 3rd Star Magic Ball celebrates 17 years of developing ABS-CBN talents PV: 98,151/ UU: 83,107
9. Lolit Solis clarifies report that she has seen alleged video of Hayden Kho and KC Concepcion PV: 87,283/ UU: 76,983
10. Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes: Public display of affection! PV: 81,799/ UU: 70,641
11. Joey de Leon writes satiric ballad against Willie Revillame PV: 81,771/ UU: 67,910
12. Singer-actor Jay-R survives tragic accident in U.S. PV: 79,980/ UU: 64,856
13. More sources confirm Richard Gutierrez airport incident PV: 79,732/ UU: 66,891
14. Angel Locsin confirms breakup with Luis Manzano PV: 78,481/ UU: 63,769
15. Gerald Anderson braves deep-flood waters to check on neighbors PV: 77,456/ UU: 67,271
16. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee reportedly had a big fight over Krista Ranillo (Page 2) PV: 75,884/ UU: 69,406
17. Marian Rivera finally meets fellow Darna Angel Locsin PV: 74,607/ UU: 63,183
18. John Lloyd Cruz and Ruffa Gutierrez "spotted" in a swanky hotel in Beverly Hills PV: 72,427/ UU: 66,057
19. FIRST READ ON PEP: Marian Rivera is the new Darna! PV: 70,480/ UU: 54,948
20. SPOTTED: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes shopping in Singapore PV: 70,395/ UU: 55,440
21. Dingdong Dantes shows his tattoo bearing the letters MGD PV: 70,386/ UU: 64,841
22. PEP EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Manahan speaks up for Willie Revillame PV: 69,609/ UU: 59,630
23. Jomari Yllana confirms breakup with Pops Fernandez PV: 69,599/ UU: 64,856
24. Aubrey Miles finally admits having son with former boyfriend JP Obligacion PV: 69,595/ UU: 65,636
25. Luis Manzano admits ongoing relationship problem with Angel Locsin PV: 66,397/ UU: 60,822
26. Piolo Pascual admits he and KC Concepcion have already dated PV: 65,742/ UU: 59,834
27. (Updated) Master Rapper Francis M succumbs to cancer PV: 63,667/ UU: 56,533
28. (UPDATED) Richard Gutierrez caught in car accident PV: 62,688/ UU: 57,469
29. Photos of Senator Noynoy Aquino's rumored girlfriend spread on the Net PV: 61,029/ UU: 57,692
30. Ruffa Gutierrez confirms paparazzi photos of her and John Lloyd Cruz in L.A. are authentic PV: 58,514/ UU: 49,410
31. Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo admit nothing happened on first night PV: 57,563/ UU: 52,730
32. Gladys Reyes talks about how Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos rescued her family PV: 57,513/ UU: 54,080
33. Annabelle Rama to John Lloyd Cruz: "Kung in love ka sa anak ko, umamin ka in public!" PV: 57,123/ UU52,411
34. Showbiz industry bets fail to claim crowns at the Binibining Pilipinas 2009 pageant PV: 57,015/ UU: 52,590
35. Boy Abunda gives his take on Manny-Krista rumored affair PV: 55,935/ UU: 52,296
36. Star-sighting in Boracay! PV: 55,387/ UU: 50,600
37. FIRST READ ON PEP: Why did Cristine Reyes leave Banana Split? PV: 55,201/ UU: 48,738
38. (7TH-UPDATE) Broadcaster Ted Failon faces arrest for possible obstruction of justice PV: 55,180/ UU: 49,924
39. Jinkee Pacquiao admits that some women want to get close to Manny because of his success PV: 55,120/ UU: 47,839
40. Manny Pacquiao on rumored affair with Krista Ranillo: No comment. PV: 54,658/ UU: 48,829
41. Angel Locsin reveals birthday gift to boyfriend Luis Manzano PV: 54,478/ UU: 47,278
42. Rufa Mae Quinto lashes out at Showbiz Central co-host Mo Twister in The Buzz PV: 53,022/ UU: 49,588
43. Angel Locsin joins Luis Manzano and his family in Macau PV: 52,695/ UU: 47,352
44. Best Bets for 2009 PV: 52,558/ UU: 45,370
45. Daddy Jun Magdangal confirms breakup of Jolina and Bebong Muñoz PV: 51,697/ UU: 46,924
46. Veteran actor Johnny Delgado succumbs to cancer at 61 PV: 51,678/ UU: 47,120
47. Kris Aquino stays away from Ai-Ai delas Alas PV: 51,450/ UU: 48,353
48. Sen. Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez finally tie the knot PV: 51,403/ UU: 46,414
49. Mocha comments on rumored affair of kissing-partner Krista Ranillo with boxer Manny Pacquiao PV: 51,385/ UU: 46,807
50. Lorna Tolentino refuses to work with Chin Chin Gutierrez again (part 2) PV: 50,814/ UU: 48,448
51. Ruffa Gutierrez defends Richard Gutierrez against PEP article PV: 50,327/ UU: 43,612
52. Marian Rivera and Carla Abellana cross paths at GMA-7 anniversary PV: 50,257/ UU: 45,565
53. Maricar Reyes appears on ASAP 09 today weeks after Haydens controversial videos came out PV: 50,126/ UU: 44,891
54. Startalk: Ruffa Gutierrez left parents home this morning after intense fight over-rumored liaison PV: 50,042/ UU: 45,677
55. Cristine Reyes out, Katrina Halili in as Fedra in Rosalinda PV: 49,871/ UU: 45,780
56. Kris Aquino will not force reconciliation with Korina Sanchez PV: 49,594/ UU: 46,338
57. Karylle admits inviting ex-boyfriend Dingdong Dantes to her birthday party PV: 49,391/ UU: 43,845
58. Geoff Eigenmann tells main reason for returning to Kapuso network PV: 49,289/ UU: 46,919
59. Dra. Vicki Belo reveals what's in the controversial video of Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili PV: 48,993/ UU: 45,408
60. Family of Ruby Rose Barrameda-Jimenez identifies her remains PV: 48,992/ UU: 44,153
61. Marian Rivera reveals real reason of her breakup with Ervic Vijandre PV: 48,796/ UU: 44,290
62. John Lloyd Cruz tired of explaining real score between him and Ruffa Gutierrez PV: 48,614/ UU: 41,536
63. John Lloyd Cruz complains he is on the losing end on issue with Ruffa and Annabelle PV: 48,519/ UU: 43,624
64. Francis Magalona finally laid to rest PV: 47,881/ UU: 43,633
65. Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho face each other at the Senate hearing PV: 47,685/ UU: 39,591
66. Joey Marquez denies tweet about mall rendezvous with Joanne Quintas PV: 47,642/ UU: 44,938
67. FIRST READ ON PEP: Parents of Heart Evangelista meet with GMA-7 top honcho Atty. Felipe Gozon PV: 47,611/ UU: 43,667
68. JC de Vera reportedly transferring to ABS-CBN PV: 47,590/ UU: 43,789
69. Criticisms mount against Wowowee host Willie Revillame PV: 46,907/ UU: 40,443
70. Katrina Halili finally speaks up about sexy dancing video with Hayden Kho PV: 46,842 / UU: 42,772
71. One Kapamilya and two Kapuso artists among the 24 candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2009 PV: 46,835/ UU: 43,302
72. Katrina Halili is fast losing jobs left and right PV: 46,369/ UU: 43,451
73. PEP EXCLUSIVE: Kris Aquino will sell her house for Noynoy's campaign PV: 46,292/ UU: 39,555
74. RR Enriquez on Cristine Reyes: Tantanan niya na ako. Galit na ako! PV: 46,166/ UU: 42,124
75. Cristine Reyes admits sending hate text message about Heart Evangelista PV: 45,353/ UU: 42,004
76. Dennis Trillo's first vacation in Boracay turns into tragedy PV: 45,320/ UU: 39,619
77. FIRST READ ON PEP: The grand battle between Ms. Wilma Galvante and Annabelle Rama continues PV: 45,265/ UU: 40,013
78. Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano did not break up PV: 45,063/ UU: 41,504
79. PEP EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Manahan speaks up for Willie Revillame PV: 44,837/ UU: 40,692
80. Bea Alonzo vehemently denies video of any kind with Hayden Kho PV: 44,755/ UU: 42,106
81. Pops Fernandez shocked by her breakup with Jomari Yllana PV: 44,173/ UU: 40,611
82. Short-haired Lucy Torres sizzles on the cover of Preview PV: 44,080/ UU: 39,132
83. Richard Gutierrez files P25 million libel case against PEP PV: 43,812/ UU: 38,798
84. Lolit Solis gives detailed commentary on Hayden Kho video scandal PV: 43,742/ UU: 37,997
85. Ted Failon's wife, Trinidad Etong, passes away PV: 43,715/ UU: 38,363
86. Boyet Fajardo to face probable legal action by Duty Free Philippines employees PV: 43,561/ UU: 37,867
87. RR Enriquez on Cristine Reyes: "Tantanan niya na ako. Galit na ako!" (part 2) PV: 43,284/ UU: 36,255
88. Sock it to me, says Dingdong Dantes on recent flak hurled at Marian Rivera PV: 43,038/ UU: 38,146
89. Kris Aquino explains declaration that Kim Chiu is the No. 1 Young Actress today PV: 43,000/ UU: 40,208
90. Richard Gomez explains his surprise appearance in Wowowee PV: 42,990/ UU: 41,022
91. Former employee of Belo Clinic is the missing piece in Hayden-Vicki breakup PV: 42,865/ UU: 39,765
93. Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano finally meet four months after they broke up PV: 42,619/ UU: 36,969
94. Yilmaz Bektas keeps in touch with ex-wife Ruffa Gutierrez PV: 42,555/ UU: 39,847
95. Marian Rivera finally meets fellow Darna Angel Locsin (part 2) PV: 42,470/ UU: 39,989
96. 13 year-old girl accuses Aljur Abrenica of committing lascivious acts PV: 42,411/ UU: 38,043
97. Dingdong Dantes says trip with Marian Rivera in Singapore and Malaysia strengthened their relationship PV: 41,997/ UU: 35,601
98. James Yap surprises Kris Aquino on their fourth wedding anniversary PV: 41,987/ 39,840
99. Gina Alajar reveals she used to be in Jinkee Pacquiao's shoes PV: 41,887/ UU: 38,141
100. Krista Ranillo's camp planning when and how to answer rumor on affair with Manny Pacquiao PV: 41,806/ UU: 37,524